It’s a hangover from colonial mentality – WHO slams call for Africa to be testing ground for new Coronavirus vaccines.
Ebenews reported earlier that Jean-Paul Mira and Camille Locht who spoke on a live TV interview insisted that Africa is the best place to conduct such a test as they recalled how an experimental treatment for AIDS was carried out in Africa.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus the international health agency’s chief, described the comment as “racist” and a hangover from “colonial mentality”.
Speaking in a virtual news conference, he said;
“Africa cannot and will not be a testing ground for any vaccine. We will follow all the rules to test any vaccine or therapeutics all over the world… whether it is in Europe, Africa or wherever.” Read Here