Now is the moment to launch an African vaccine industry

By Ngozi Erondu — The lack of an African vaccine industry has been a glaring concern for decades. Before the pandemic, 99 per cent of Africa‚Äôs vaccines were manufactured outside the continent. As well as endangering the lives of millions, this situation has inhibited social and economic progress on the continent. In response, the Africa …

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Kopano Matlwa Mabaso

Dr. Kopano Mabaso is a South African medical doctor currently undertaking a DPhil (PhD) in Population Health at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Kopano’s research interests lie in health policy and systems research, particularly with regards to strengthening of health systems in reform. She is the founder & Co-Director of Transitions Foundation …

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Samuel Kargbo

Dr. Samuel Kargbo is the director of Health Systems, Policy, Planning and Information in the in Ministry of Health & Sanitation of Sierra Leone. His present responsibility is to oversee the planning and monitoring the implementation of the post Ebola recovery strategy and building of a resilient health system. Prior to that, he oversaw the …

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Serufusa Sekidde

Serufusa is the recipient of a 6-year full scholarship awarded by the Ugandan government to study clinical medicine with Mandarin Chinese as language of instruction. He is the Co-founder and Director of Seruphine a media production company keen to make African media content that is relevant to local realities. He was selected as Young Leader …

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Jeff Misomali

Jeffrey Misomali spent his youth in the shadow of Africa’s AIDS epidemic, and now he is helping to mount Africa’s counter-attack. A citizen of Malawi, Misomali saw friends and family members succumb to the HIV-related illness that once appeared untreatable. The advent of widespread use of anti-retroviral drugs has started to change the equation – …

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