Africa has vast potential to produce its own vaccines

Africa has huge potential to manufacture vaccines that cater to the needs of its growing population, says a top Kenyan policy maker.

“Africa is the fastest growing continent, and we need to have the know-how to be able to manufacture vaccines,” said Dr. Patrick Osewe, chief of the Health Sector Group at the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Currently, just 1 percent of the vaccines used in Africa are manufactured on the continent.

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