The first locally manufactured Covid-19 vaccine from the new facility, which is based in Cape Town, is expected within the next year
Ghebreyesus says Covid-19 pandemic highlights the importance of nurturing strong science and research on the continent.
The next three to five years will require the continent to ensure there is sustainable business beyond Covid-19.
We ask the infectious diseases specialist 18 questions about the Covid-19 pandemic: from how to counter vaccine hesitancy to whether life will ever return to ‘normal’
For all the excitement generated by the news of an mRNA vaccine hub being established in South Africa, the country is still going to need help making Covid-19 jabs
The high demand for Covid vaccines means there is a limited global supply. Local manufacturing is one solution. So why isn’t South Africa making its own jabs?
COMMENT: The AU has laid out a clear path for the continent to produce its own vaccines
It is important that Africa, along with other regions of the Global South, builds its own vaccine-manufacturing capacity