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WTO sees Nigeria, South Africa, Rwanda as vaccine production hub

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AFRICA is working with European Union and other partners to help create regional vaccine manufacturing hubs in South Africa, Senegal and Rwanda, with Nigeria under consideration.

  World Trade Organisation Director-General, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, stated this yesterday in a virtual media conference.

  “We have now seen that over-centralisation of vaccine production capacity is incompatible with equitable access in a crisis situation. Regional production hubs, in tandem with open supply chains, offer a more promising path to preparedness for future health crisis,” Okonjo-Iweala said.

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