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Dr John Nkengasong, the new leader of Pepfar, says African researchers need to work more collaboratively so their work can be taken seriously.
Dr John Nkengasong, the new leader of Pepfar, says African researchers need to work more collaboratively so their work can be taken seriously.
Andre Pain

The new head of the US President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (Pepfar) has encouraged African researchers to build regional networks to ensure their work is taken seriously.

Dr John Nkengasong, the African head of Pepfar, said knowledge of monkeypox must be used as a catalyst to build better continental cooperation. He spoke in Johannesburg during a visit to South Africa after taking on the job six weeks ago.

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