Marizka Coetzer
2 minute read
20 Aug 2021
5:20 am

Lack of communication around vaccine procurement ‘leaves space for conjecture’

Marizka Coetzer

Hassan said the vaccine contracts for the world must be reviewed and set aside if need be.

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By October this year, all the vaccines filled by Aspen in South Africa will stay on African soil and not be exported. Earlier this week, the founder and director of the Health Justice Initiative, Fatima Hassan, dropped a bombshell about the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine contract with South Africa and the export of vaccines to Europe. Professor Alex van den Heever, chair of social security systems administration and management studies at the Wits School of Governance, said after clarification with various stakeholders, including civil society groups, it was clear that Aspen has no control over any aspect of the...