The World Health Organization says the vaccine technology-hub, to be opened here in South Africa, will help bring the country a step closer to developing and producing its own vaccines.

The organization says this will also lessen the country’s dependence on developed countries to supply medicines.

WHO chief scientist, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan says the organization will partner with the South African and French governments to bring the continent’s first Covid-19 messenger RNA hub into realization.

She says the facility will ensure that, during future pandemics, vaccines reach African countries much faster.

Read more on the initiative here.

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