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China Restarts PPE Donations in Africa While Vaccine Sales/Donations Trickle Along

University of Zambia Vice-Chancellor Luke Mumba (L) receives the donation from the Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Li Jie during a handover ceremony in Lusaka, Zambia, on June 4, 2021. Image via Xinhua.

There’s been a noticeable increase in recent weeks in the frequency of Chinese donations of masks, protective gowns, and other medical supplies to various African stakeholders. On Friday, the Chinese embassy handed over a donation of 50,000 masks to the University of Zambia in Lusaka. The donation was made by both the embassy and Jilin Province in China.

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