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Kishida pledges $200 million to help produce COVID-19 vaccines in Africa 

Nikkei and Yomiuri reported that in a message to an online coronavirus vaccine summit sponsored by the USG on Thursday, Prime Minister Kishida announced that Japan will contribute $200 million to support the manufacture of COVID-19 vaccines and other drugs in Africa. “Japan will take the lead in promoting vaccination around the globe,” said the premier, adding that the nation’s monetary support for developing nations in combating the pandemic has amounted to almost $5 billion. The latest contribution will reportedly be provided via JICA.   

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