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COVID-19: Moderna to set up its first vaccine factory in this African country

COVID-19: Moderna to set up its first vaccine factory in this African country

The American vaccine manufacturer Moderna announced on Monday the construction of its first African vaccine factory in Kenya, after signing a preliminary agreement with this country which provides for the production of 500 million doses per year. The company plans to invest $500 million in this factory, which will produce …

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WHO urges countries to take ‘rational’ measures against Omicron risk

WHO urges countries to take ‘rational’ measures against Omicron risk

The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus, voiced concern on Tuesday that some states are introducing blanket measures aimed at the Omicron coronavirus variant that he said were “not evidence-based or effective on their own”. Dr Tedros said these were penalising southern African countries that reported …

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Ghana receives first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine

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Ghanean authoritiies received the first batch of Covid-19 vaccine doses distributed by the global vaccine sharing initiative, Covax. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and Unicef, a plane carrying 600,000 doses of the of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine landed in Accra, the capital on Wednesday. “These 600,000 Covax vaccines are …

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