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US News Towards an anti-covid-19 vaccine produced in Africa?

20:45  22 june  2021
20:45  22 june  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Le président sud-africain Cyril Rapaphosa (d.), lors d'une visite d'un laboratoire pharmaceutique de son pays en mars 2021. © AP The South African President Cyril Rapaphosa (d.), During a visit of a pharmaceutical laboratory of his country in March 2021.

This is the first step for the African continent to make him. Even his own Vaccines against COVID. Cyril Ramaphosa, the South African President who is already fighting for the lifting of patents, announced on Monday, June 21, at a press of the World Health Organization, the establishment of a transfer center Technologies for Vaccines at RNA Messenger.

In South Africa, the Chair is concerned about the third wave of coronaviruses currently affecting the country. In the past 24 hours, 6,000 new cases have been identified in the province of Gauteng. At a press point of the WHO, Cyril Ramaphosa announced that a first step has just been crossed, so that the African continent is able to produce VVID-19 vaccines. South Africa has been chosen to accommodate the first technology transfer center for Anti-Covid vaccines in RNA Messenger. Cyril Ramaphosa justified the creation of a regional production capacity of these vaccines.

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Ramaphosa points an inequality that persists in the world

"We can see that we can not count on vaccines made outside of Africa, because they never come," said yesterday the President of Africa. South, country that alone concentrates 35% of COVID cases identified on the African continent. Cyril Ramaphosa pleads for a temporary lifting of intellectual property, and denounces inequalities in access to Vaccines against CVIV-19, between developed and developing countries:

Northern countries, those with more developed savings, have Now managed to vaccinate more than 50% of their population, while developing countries are still fighting. They struggle to have access to vaccines. What we mean is that this nationalism around vaccines must end. Because we face together at this pandemic, just as much as we are, around the world. We need solidarity. We need equitable access to vaccines. But we also requested a lifting of intellectual property on vaccines, which the World Health Organization supports, to enable all countries that can manufacture

vaccines this technology transfer center, which comes from To be announced and is going to be based in South Africa, must remedy this problem. It is worn by a South African consortium, which includes biotechnology companies, a network of universities and African disease control centers. Centers that provide know-how and training to local manufacturers. This is a first step, but it will take time, before concretizing this project

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