Vaccine manufacturing will test Africa's willingness to collaborate

CATEGORY: Media and COVID-19
DATE: 11 June 2020
AUTHOR: Dr Palesa Sekhejane

Africa's adversities highlight the importance of biomedical science - and in particular, the ability to develop and manufacture vaccines - for Africa’s development.

African governments, for their part, have shown little enthusiasm for local vaccine production. This presents a major obstacle to Africa’s development, condemning it to the role of a passive consumer, rather than an active player.

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