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COVID-19: Vaccine is Africa research priority


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COVID-19: Vaccine is Africa research priority

(courtesy: SciDevNet)

[NAIROBI] Africa’s research community says vaccine development should be a priority, a regional study has found.
Africa’s distinct research needs go beyond the global COVID-19 recommendations of the World Health Organization, and controlling the pandemic in Africa requires research and development that reflects the realities of its impact on the continent, the study suggests.
According to the findings of the survey conducted by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), Africa needs to prioritise research and development areas such as infection prevention and control, including healthcare workers’ protection, as well as epidemiological studies and clinical management. 

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