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As the race to find a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is showing increasing promise, a new World Health Organization (WHO) analysis finds that Africa is far from ready for what will be the continent’s largest-ever immunisation drive. Representatives from the WHO, the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and the University of Nairobi in Kenya met in a webinar to discuss Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine readiness and discussed the challenges the continent faces to secure treatment.

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