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Rare chance for Africa to make its own vaccines, but market must ...

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Rare chance for Africa to make its own vaccines, but market must buy

Global summit says procurement agencies must commit to purchasing locally

Senior science reporter

A rare opportunity for Africa to start producing more of its own vaccines has come up as a result of the pandemic, but unless buyers purchase stock produced on the continent, all efforts will be in vain.

This was the view expressed by top-notch experts at the Ports to Arms Global Summit in Abuja, Nigeria, this week.

Nigerian finance minister Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed said the pandemic had exposed “how vulnerable we are in Africa in terms of vaccines”...

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