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



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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