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Vaccine patent negotiators agree compromise formula

World Trade Organization chief Okonjo-Iweala applauds progress but warns of struggle to convince all members states to back it

The lead team of negotiators has agreed a compromise on patents waiver over three to five years for Covid-19 vaccines which will require ratification by all WTO members. But it is ...

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Getting jabs in arms

More surveillance, new immunology and sequencing research spur calls for continental health security strategy

The crisis in international vaccination efforts shows no signs of abating as tens of millions of vaccines are due to expire in the coming weeks and G20 countries still resist commi...

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Jab race hits new snag

Slow and unpredictable supplies and donations continue to disrupt the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines in Africa. According to the World Health Organization, most vaccine donations ha...


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Rich countries offer funds for future vaccine production but do little this year to get the serum to developing economies

Credible plans are in train to establish production centres in Africa but the global inequities in distributions are stark and deadly

On 6 September, Britain's former Prime Minister Gordon Brown told the BBC that the Group of 7 economies would have a billion surplus doses of vaccine by the end of this year. On pr...

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Vaccine demand spirals as third wave hits home

Delta variant has reached 26 countries with case fatality rates among the world's highest

As the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across Africa, the continent has become the most vulnerable region hit by the more transmissible Delta variant of the disease d...

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Third wave cases mount as tourism jobs crash

For the second year running, many of the continent's most popular tourist attractions have been shuttered by the pandemic

While case numbers and deaths from Covid-19 continue to rise across Africa, the devastating costs of the travel restrictions that have been imposed on visitors as a consequence con...

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