The head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, John Nkengasong, said last week that his organization, together with the African Union, have started talks with both Chinese and Russian suppliers of COVID-19 vaccines to ensure the continent will receive sufficient supplies when they become available.
There’s mounting concern, both within the AU and among national governments, that African states will either be priced out of the market or placed at the end of the list of recipients for a future COVID-19 vaccine.
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