WTO head Okonjo-Iweala says SA, Senegal, Rwanda, Nigeria considered as vaccine production hubs

According to World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Africa is working with the European Union and other partners to assist build regional vaccine manufacturing centres in South Africa, Senegal, and Rwanda, with Nigeria being considered.

On Monday during a virtual meeting, Okonjo-Iweala said: “We have now seen that over-centralization 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.”

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