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WHO appeals to six African countries for its vaccination center

AAnd so, another working week will soon come to an end. Not a moment too soon, is it? It is, you may remember, our precious signal to dream up plans for the weekend. Our program is still ongoing, but we plan to walk around with our official mascot, learn about Pharmalot ancestors, and catch up on reading. And you ? You could get a head start on spring cleaning or buy all kinds of goods before the prices go up even more. Or you can just stop for a moment and take stock. Well, whatever you do, have a good time. But be careful. Enjoy, and see you next Tuesday, since we have a long holiday weekend on this side of the pond. …

The World Health Organization says six African countries – Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia – will be the first on the continent to receive the technology needed to produce vaccines to mRNA, Reuters said. The technology transfer project, launched last year in Cape Town, aims to help low- and middle-income countries manufacture mRNA vaccines at scale and to international standards. The WHO established its global mRNA technology transfer center after wealthy countries hoarded vaccines and companies prioritized sales to governments that could pay the highest price. This has pushed low- and middle-income countries to the back of the queue for Covid-19 vaccines.

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