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The African Union (AU) and the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) have launched Partnerships for African Vaccine Manufacturing (PAVM) and a framework to achieve it. To this effect, they have also have signed two Memorandums of Understanding.
This announcement which is available on the Africa CDC website comes just days after AU Heads of State and over 40,000 participants attended a virtual summit on Expanding Africa’s Vaccine Manufacturing for Health Security (12-13 April 2021)
“Acknowledging and endorsing the launch of the Partnerships for African Vaccine Manufacturing aims to leverage Pan-African and global partnerships to scale-up vaccine manufacturing in Africa,” Africa CDC said in a statement
It also endorses “the continental vision for vaccine manufacturing which aims to ensure Africa has timely access to vaccines to protect public health security, by establishing a sustainable vaccine development and manufacturing ecosystem in Africa; and the proposed ambition to manufacture 60% of Africa’s routine immunisation needs on the continent by 2040.”