The ONE Campaign issued the below statement today welcoming a new global effort to strengthen Africa’s vaccine and pharmaceutical development and to accelerate the continent’s recovery from COVID-19.
Tom Hart, acting CEO, The ONE Campaign:
“Today’s announcement is a prime example of the global, coordinated leadership that is desperately needed to end this pandemic. Supporting local vaccine manufacturing in Africa will help save lives, shorten the lifespan of this pandemic, and create the long-term infrastructure needed to fight other diseases and pandemics. We look forward to seeing the specifics of the investment and timeline and applaud the DFC for this significant step.”