The World Health Organization (WHO) creates an international training center to help low-income nations make vaccines, antibodies, and cancer treatments using mRNA technology. Moreover, the technology has been effectively used to create Coronavirus vaccines. During a media briefing Wednesday in Geneva, Tedros Adhanom, the Director-General of WHO, announced that the new hub would open in South Korea and share the mRNA technology in South Africa.
The WHO is establishing a new worldwide training center to help low-income nations make vaccines, antibodies, and cancer treatments using mRNA technology. The technology has been effectively used to create Coronavirus vaccines. pic.twitter.com/qRrLG34lQc
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However, scientists have been working to re-create the Moderna Coronavirus vaccine without receiving help from Moderna Inc. The WHO officials are pushing for ways to save lives as the COVID-19 hits more disadvantaged nations with unstable health care systems. Furthermore, Tedros said that vaccines worldwide changed the course of the Coronavirus outbreak, but due to the vast inequities in access to lifesaving tools, it undermined this scientific achievement.
The WHO supported such innovative efforts for the first time to reverse-engineer commercially sold vaccine to make an end-run across the pharmaceutical industry, which previously highlighted providing rich nations over low-income in both manufacturing and sales. In addition, the two legal mRNA Coronavirus vaccine companies, such as Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, denied sharing their vaccine specialized experience with the World Health Organization and its allies. If the vaccine manufacturers agree to help WHO, the timeline to make functional shots will be much shorter.
Which countries will receive technological instructions?
WHO’s chief scientist, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, assesses the effort to re-create the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine without the help of the company likely will not yield any functional doses until late 2023 or even 2024. Past week, the WHO announced that six African nations, South Africa, Egypt, Tunisia, Nigeria, Kenya, and Egypt, would receive the technological and knowledge instructions to make mRNA Coronavirus vaccines.
On Wednesday, Tedros said that five additional nations, such as South Africa, Indonesia, Serbia, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, will now receive technological support from the new hub in South Africa. A Group of experts evaluated these countries and proved to have the ability to the production stage somewhat swiftly. So far, twenty countries expressed interest in getting training on developing an mRNA vaccine by new training hub, Tedros said Wednesday.