Friday, February 11, 2022

W.H.O praises SA’S Scientific Prowess on the development of the Vaccine Tech Hub


The World Health Organization (WHO) has praised South Africa’s scientific prowess in helping to kickstart the development of a global mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub.

The WHO last year announced South Africa as the host of the continent’s first COVID-19 mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub, set to boost vaccine production capabilities in low to middle-income countries.

The company has recently completed the first step in reproducing a replica of Moderna’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccine

WHO head, Doctor Tedros Ghebreyesus is in South Africa. He's visiting vaccine research sites in Cape Town

The delegation, which includes Belgian Minister of Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir, started their visit at biotechnology company, Afrigen Biologics and Vaccines.

Tedros Ghebreyesus is optimistic about the success of the project.

Done by Lizeka Tsotetsi


 

 

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