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Employees at the Afrigen biotechnology company and Vaccine Hub facility at work in the manufacturing laboratory. Rodger Bosch/AFP via Getty Images

Africa’s first mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub gets to work

Afrigen will be a technology transfer and training hub: it shares technology and develops skills specifically around how to produce a safe, effective and affordable mRNA vaccine.
Scientists around Africa are working at the cutting edge of research and their work is relevant beyond the continent. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images

Quality research in Africa matters more than ever – for the whole world

Thanks to major science infrastructure, human resource training and education investment in African nations, the continent is well placed to lead from the front.
By setting out the continent’s research priorities, scientists can focus better on what needs to be done. Maliutina Anna/Shutterstock

Africa’s scientists set out their COVID-19 research priorities

Some of the priorities were drawn from the World Health Organisation’s Roadmap; others were expressed by researchers in and from Africa as being important to the continent’s many contexts.

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