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China Begins to Distribute More Vaccines Beyond MENA to Sub-Saharan African Countries

China shipped 1.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to African countries last week, with total deliveries across the continent now at 53.9 million, according to the latest Vaccine Tracker Report data from the Beijing-based health advisory firm Bridge Consulting.

But even as thousands of jabs landed in countries like Togo and Rwanda, the distribution of Chinese vaccines across the continent remains highly unequal with 82% of all deliveries going to just seven countries, mostly in North Africa.

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