The Gates Foundation will offer $4 million to address the looming shortage of syringes for Covid-19 vaccination in Africa.
This comes amid warning from the World Health Organization (WHO) that the shortage of crucial commodities such as syringes was slowing the rollout of Covid-19 vaccination campaign in the continent.
Kenyan company Revital Healthcare is licensed to manufacture the syringes and will now benefit from a the $4m grant from the Gates Foundation, BBC News reports.
The WHO and Unicef have predicted a shortfall of up to 2.2 billion syringes needed to administer the Covid-19 vaccines as well as other routine immunisations in 2022.
The shortage is mainly for the ones needed for the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.