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Rwanda's Kagame faults 'hypocrisy' in vaccine supply

By Mutala Yakubu
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Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has faulted the "hypocrisy and double standards" in the global distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.

President Kagame made the comments in a tweet after the World Health Organization (WHO) director, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said deals between rich nations and vaccine manufacturers had made it hard to acquire vaccines for its Covax initiative.

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The Covax is an initiative to ensure equitable distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine across all countries.

Wealthy nations have been accused of hoarding vaccines making it hard for poor ones to access any.

A coalition of campaign groups, People's Vaccine Alliance, warned in December that nearly 70 lower-income countries will only be able to vaccinate one in 10 people.

It called on all pharmaceutical corporations working on Covid-19 vaccines to openly share their technology and intellectual property so that billions more doses can be manufactured and made available to everyone who needs them.

Source: BBC