African Union to Start Talks with WHO on Malaria Vaccine Distribution

A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

Africa will start talks with the World Health Organization about getting the first approved malaria vaccine to the continent as soon as possible, the African Union’s top health official said on Thursday, amid calls for funding for drugs beyond COVID-19.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Maggie Fick, Editing by Frances Kerry and Ed Osmond