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Europe promises €1bn for vaccine manufacturing in Africa

 Image: Global Health Summit

Funds will establish manufacturing hubs in ‘high potential’ countries

The European Commission has announced an initiative that will see European funders invest €1 billion (US$1.2bn) into vaccine and medicine manufacturing in Africa.

Ursula von der Leyen, the EC president, announced the initiative during the G20 Global Health Summit on 21 May.

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