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Global Health: Africa cannot confront Corona with imports of vaccines only, but also with manufacturing


The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stressed that vaccine ownership rights are the best way to control the outbreak of the Corona virus and restart the global economy, noting that the epidemic has proven the inability of Africa to confront the epidemic through vaccine imports but through local and regional manufacturing.


And Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, tweeted, in a message on his official account on the “Twitter” website: “Vaccine ownership rights are the best way to control COVID19 and restart the global economy, and the pandemic has proven that Africa cannot rely solely on vaccine imports from the rest of the world.” Countries. We must build this capacity through local and regional manufacturing of all medical products.”


The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, expressed his concern about the spread of the "delta" strain of the emerging "Corona" virus around the world, noting that it is the most capable of spreading among the virus strains.


"I know that globally at the moment there is a lot of concern about the delta strain of Covid-19, and the World Health Organization is concerned about that as well," Ghebreyesus said, in statements to reporters.


And the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, added, according to what was quoted by the official account of the organization via the “Twitter” platform, that the “Delta” strain is the most capable of spreading among the “Covid-19” strains that have been identified so far. In at least 85 countries, it is spreading rapidly among unvaccinated countries" against the virus.


Public health experts estimate that the "delta" strain, which was first discovered in India, is 40 to 80 percent more capable of spreading than previous strains, and is likely to be the most harmful among the virus strains.

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