Construction of the first vaccine factory in Africa by German Pharma Company BioNTech has opened in Rwanda

BioNTech said the facility is expected to start producing the vaccines by early 2024.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame said the groundbreaking is a historic milestone towards vaccine equity.

World Health Organization Chief Tedros Adhanom said the best way to deal with inequity is to put the tools in the hands of those who need them most

African Union Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat also attended the function