Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Vaccine Desert

 Nigeria’s minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, speaking at the launch of the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa, (CoDA) Independent Task Team on Equitable and Universal Access to Vaccines and Vaccination in Africa, said only one per cent of vaccines is produced in Africa, a continent of more than 1.2 billion people.

“Africa, with 54 countries and 1.2 billion people, produces only 1 per cent of the vaccines it administers, with 99 per cent imported,” he said.

Africa produces only 1% of vaccines administered on continent -Minister | Premium Times Nigeria (premiumtimesng.com)

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