It’s no secret that the world has experienced a huge disparity in global access to the COVID-19 vaccine. With the virus still raging in some parts of the world, the need for a more equitable distribution of vaccines is greater than ever. This is why Germany’s BioNTech has taken the initiative to develop a vaccine factory made from shipping containers and send it to Africa. The BioNtrainer, as it’s called, is expected to arrive in Kigali, Rwanda in the first quarter of 2023. This facility will house the first BioNtrainer, which is expected to become part of a wider supply network spanning several African nations. This means that many more Africans will have access to the mRNA-based vaccine once it arrives. BioNTech’s work in developing and sending the BioNtrainer to Africa is an important step towards bringing much-needed access to the COVID-19 vaccine to those who need it most. The BioNTech vaccine factory is just one example of the innovative solutions being developed to ensure equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine.