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Vaccinating Africa: Expanding Vaccine Manufacturing for Health Security

10 January 2024 By Thelma Chioma Abeku It is time for Africa to focus on producing vaccines for its population. In February 2021, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres highlighted vaccine equity as “the biggest moral test before the global community.” This statement was evident during the COVID-19 pandemic which exposed

How to get meds to Africa faster — and safer

12 December 2023 By Mia Malan and Linda Pretorius Ama will be based in Rwanda and will review new medicines and production facilities on behalf of African countries. (Jay Caboz) The African Medicines Agency (Ama) — a medicines regulator in the making for Africa — has received more than 30

Africa: A Breakthrough for the African Vaccine Manufacturing

8 December 2023 Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Addis Ababa) Press Release Accra, Ghana — The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has welcomed the announcement from The Global Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) Board for the establishment of the African Vaccine

WHO approves first African-manufactured malaria drug

12 November 2023 The Independent   The combination therapy for seasonal malaria chemoprevention is made in Kenya Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A leading Kenya-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, Universal Corporation Ltd (UCL), has become the first African manufacturer to gain WHO prequalification for their sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine +