News & Analysis: Vaccine access and delivery

COVID-19: How can China help African countries have a stake in the race for a vaccine?

“While China’s pharma industry has had a much smaller global footprint than many other countries such as the UK, U.S. and even India, the experience of the Comoros, an African island nation, and its efforts against malaria with Chinese support, act as an interesting case study.”

via Development Reimagined

More than 140 world leaders: ‘Uniting behind a people’s vaccine’

“Governments and international partners must unite around a global guarantee which ensures that, when a safe and effective vaccine is developed, it is produced rapidly at scale and made available for all people, in all countries, free of charge.”

via UNAIDS

How to Make Sure the Market Delivers a COVID-19 Vaccine

“Every country faces the same fundamental challenge in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their economies and societies cannot fully return to ‘normal’ until we have a safe and effective vaccine. And achieving that goal quickly is not easy. We see four big problems.”

via Center for Global Development

Global solidarity collapses over access to coronavirus testing kits and vaccines, says Africa CDC director

“Rather than a lack of funds or political will, Africa’s shortfall is triggered by richer nations outcompeting the developing world for critical equipment, says John Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).”

via African Business Magazine

African scientists must make sure they are part of the search for a coronavirus vaccine

“Finding a vaccine for COVID-19 is a worldwide medical emergency, necessary to prevent the death of millions of people. Should Africa participate in a global clinical trial? Absolutely. To refuse inclusion would prevent Africa’s researchers from being significant players in the universal fight against the virus.”

via Quartz Africa