Kenya races to vaccinate amid a COVID-19 surge

April 07, 2021

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A man is shown with his hand holding a vile and syringe in focus while his face is in the background in soft focus.

A nurse prepares to administer an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine provided through the global COVAX initiative, to a health worker at the Coast General Teaching & Referral Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya, March 9, 2021.

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Since the arrival of its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines last month, Kenya has been rushing to vaccinate its front-line workers amid a deadly third wave. And, two months after a military coup in Myanmar, troops have killed more than 500 civilians, often simply for demanding the army give power back to elected officials. Also, since its launch in December 2020, the Calma Line has received about 1,300 calls from men in the city of Bogotá, Colombia, where they can speak with a psychologist about their feelings. It's an effort to dismantle machismo — oftentimes linked to domestic violence.

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