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Can China Help Build Africa’s Nascent Pharmaceutical Sector?

People wait in a line to enter a pharmacy in Kampala, Uganda, on March 26, 2020. Badru KATUMBA / AFP

As COVID-19 continues its rampage across most of the planet, including in Africa, the vulnerabilities of Africa’s reliance on imported medical and pharmaceutical products are being exposed, and attention is increasingly focused on the need to strengthen local and regional manufacturing capabilities and supply chains.

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