The President of African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has advised world leaders not to label or penalise African nations for new COVID-19 variants.
The AfDB President in Tweets said Africa is not the source of the COVID-19 pandemic urging for global justice, equity, and fairness in access to vaccines.
He also advocated for fairness in access to gobal vaccine supply system
Adesina said Africa must accelerate the manufacturing of its own vaccines and set up its own “healthcare security defence system”.
Africa he said must no longer outsource health security of its 1.8 billion people to the benevolence of others.