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China’s Sinopharm wants to supply Kenya with Covid-19 vaccine

A medical attendant prepares to vaccinate health workers with Chinese-made Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine.

Photo credit: Arif Ali | AFP

What you need to know:

China’s state-owned pharmaceutical Sinopharm has officially declared interest in supplying Kenya with a coronavirus vaccine.

The big pharma’s vaccine is not only approved in China for general public use but is also being used in a number of countries, including the United Arab Emirates.

Speaking to the Nation on Wednesday, Dr Willis Akhwale, the chairman of Kenya’s Covid-19 advisory task force for vaccine deployment and vaccination, disclosed the company had officially reached out but the Ministry of Health (MoH) is yet to respond.