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Africa Wants to Manufacture Its Own Vaccines

Vaccinations save lives, but African countries almost always have to import the necessary serums. Now some governments are talking about producing vaccines locally – but it’s not that simple.

Africa’s dilemma is clearly illustrated by two sets of statistics: Almost 17 percent of the world’s population live on the continent – but it produces less than 1 percent of all the world’s vaccines. And every year African governments spend millions on importing them. Read more at All