By opening up the telecommunications and internet sectors to private investors, African governments have given them the upper hand in the lucrative ... data market. If the continent is to regain control of its digital economy, countries need to rethink tax and regulatory policies, analysts argue.
Equally important, are demand-side considerations, which are complicated by the fact a large proportion of the vaccine supply that flows into the continent is funded through donor initiatives spearheaded by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
South Africa’s Biovac Institute was established in 2003 as a public-private partnership to respond to the need for vaccine manufacturing capabilities. Its core business is the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) in South Africa and parts of Southern Africa.