AU virtual meeting on science and technology role in fighting Covid-19

AU virtual meeting on science and technology role in fighting Covid-19

August 19, 2020 - 23:27
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

African Education Ministers and experts, including Libya's Minister of Education, Mohamed Amari Zayed, discussed on Tuesday the role of science and technology in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa.

This came during the virtual African Union (AU) meeting devoted to sharing experiences and best practices on national science, technology, and innovation in response to Covid-19 Pandemic.

Discussions focused on the development of a Covid-19 vaccine and the efforts of some African countries in this area.

In his submission, the head of the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) touched on the latest developments and work of countries and international companies to develop safe and effective vaccines against Covid-19 disease, and in this regard, he presented the CDC's strategy in facing the pandemic.

The participants emphasized the importance of fostering Pan-African research cooperation in this field, and to work towards enhancing Africa's ability to harness science, technology, and innovation to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic.

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