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AU develops epidemic insurance for African sovereigns

AU develops epidemic insurance for African sovereigns

Yvonne Williams

A unit of the African Union said on Tuesday in London it was developing outbreak and epidemic insurance for African sovereigns.

It said this was as a result of the Ebola outbreak which ravaged some of the African countries.

Richard Wilcox, Director-General, African Risk Capacity (ARC), said the continent’s sovereign disaster risk insurer was collaborating with Metabiota to develop the insurance products.

Metabiota is a company which monitors viral disease threats around the world and a global leader in pandemic threat management preparedness.

Wilcox expressed the hope that ARC would insure the first four participating states in 2017.