The head of the WTO says that South Africa, Senegal, Rwanda and Nigeria …
ZURICH, June 21 (Reuters) – Africa is working with the European Union and other partners to help establish regional vaccine manufacturing centers in South Africa, Senegal and Rwanda, with Nigeria to the study, said the director general of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
“We have now seen that excessive centralization of vaccine production capacity is incompatible with equitable access in times of crisis,” Okonjo-Iweala said in a virtual meeting on Monday.
“Regional production centers, in tandem with open supply chains, offer a more promising route to prepare for a future health crisis. (Reporting by John Miller; Editing by Toby Chopra)
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