‘We cannot just be testing grounds’: COVID prompts African scientists to call for homegrown vaccines

African scientists say that the COVID-19 pandemic should be a wake-up call that prompts the continent to produce more of its own human vaccines. As a first step, they are urging more African countries to participate in trials of the COVID-19 vaccines currently under development. “Though we have not made these products in Africa, we […]

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Vaccine Production in Africa: A Feasible Business Model for Capacity Building and Sustainable New Vaccine Introduction

Africa has the highest incidence of mortality caused by infectious diseases, and remarkably does not have the capacity to manufacture vaccines that are essential to reduce mortality, improving life expectancy, and promoting economic growth. GAVI has significantly helped the introduction of new vaccines in Africa but its sustainability is questionable, and new vaccines introduction post-graduation […]

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