Tag: covid-19 vaccine trial
A major vaccine trial by British-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca was halted due to a serious adverse reaction by a participant in the trials. The company plans to have a safety review and minimise the impact on the trial timeline. Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation has started a review of the international health response strategy to the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday. Dr Francis Ohanyido, President of the West Africa Academy of Public Health joins CNBC Africa for more.
The University of Witwatersrand in conjunction with leading health experts have announced the details of South Africa’s and Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine trials. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Shabir Madhi, Professor of Vaccinology at the University of Witwatersrand.