The African Union on Tuesday announced the launch of a partnership to manufacture vaccines at five research centers to be built on the continent within the next 15 years. The five centers, the AFP reports, will be located in the north, south, east, west and centre of Africa over the next 10-15 years, said John Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. The target is to produce locally within 20 years 60 percent of all vaccines used on the continent — compared with one percent today.