SA vaccine tech hub a boost far beyond Covid and our borders

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SA vaccine tech hub a boost far beyond Covid and our borders

It could ultimately tackle malaria, HIV and TB in other African countries too

Senior science reporter

The World Health Organisation recently announced it would be establishing a technology transfer hub in SA – one that would give the whole continent the power to make its own mRNA vaccines.

President Cyril Ramaphosa said it placed the continent “on a path to self-determination” and that it was a historic move.

The hub is intended to enable vaccine manufacture while also scaling up other health-related commodities...

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