Broken supply chains and local manufacturing innovation: Responses to Covid-19 and their implications for policy

Geoffrey Banda*, Cecilia Wanjala, Veronica Manduku, Julius Mugwagwa, Dinar Kale

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The immense scale of the pandemic healthcare supply crisis across Sub-Saharan Africa showed that a stronger industrial base allowed India, and some African countries, to better tackle crucial supply gaps. Governments have been forced by Covid-19 into developing new “socio-technical imaginaries”: shared visions of what is possible and important for local health security. The pandemic confirmed widespread pre-pandemic African predictions that in a major crisis, African countries would find themselves at the back of the queue; that truth is driving a new recognition of industrialisation’s role in building local health security, including the huge challenge of cancer care in Africa.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCancer Care in Pandemic Times
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Inclusive Local Health Security in Africa and India
EditorsGeoffrey Banda, Maureen Mackintosh, Mercy Karimi Njeru, Fortunata Songora Makene, Smita Srinivas
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter2
Pages25-46
Number of pages22
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9783031441233
ISBN (Print)9783031441226, 9783031441257
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2024

Publication series

NameInternational Political Economy Series
VolumePart F2092
ISSN (Print)2662-2483
ISSN (Electronic)2662-2491

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