Redacted article courtesy of – Vanguard
As the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus spreads in Nigeria amid concerns of the third wave of the pandemic, most Nigerians have said that pharmaceutical companies should be made to share their vaccine know-how and that the World Health Organisation, WHO should have the most control over global vaccine supply.
The research from the Medicine Equality Now! campaign comes as much of Africa is seeing a resurgence in COVID cases, while just over 1 percent of the continent’s population is fully vaccinated, constituting 1.5 percent of the total doses administered globally.
The poll of Nigerians (aged 18-50), just released, found that 80 per cent of Nigerians support national governments making pharmaceutical companies share knowledge required for other companies to make the vaccines.