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Senegal and Rwanda set for vaccine production sites

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: AfDB/Twitter. IMF Boss speaks of strategic use of $650 billion SDR In the picture above: African Development Bank President Akinwumi A. Adesina, alongside IMF, Managing Director, Kristilina Georgieva, and WTO, Director General, Ngozi Okonji-Iweala, at the dialogue with international institutions and G20 #CompactwithAfrica meeting hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. All is set Read More…

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In boost for Africa, Senegal aims to make COVID shots next year

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra. Senegal could begin producing COVID-19 vaccines next year under an agreement with Belgian biotech group Univercells aimed at boosting Africa’s drug-manufacturing ambitions, a source involved in funding the project told Reuters. As wealthy countries begin to reopen after securing vaccine supplies early, African nations are still struggling to acquire shots. On Read More…

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Dubai forms Vaccine Logistics Alliance to fast track equitable distribution of vaccines to developing countries

Reading Time: 4 minutes Dubai on Tuesday launched the Vaccine Logistics Alliance to speed up distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world through the emirate. This was under the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, In support of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) COVAX Read More…

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Nigeria to seek COVID-19 vaccines less dependent on cooling facilities – official

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. Nigeria will seek to procure vaccines that are less dependent on cooling facilities, the head of the country’s primary healthcare agency said on Tuesday, adding that talks were in progress with Russia and India to procure such vaccines. Africa’s most populous country, where officials recorded low coronavirus numbers through much of Read More…