Pfizer and BioNTech Announce Collaboration with Biovac to Manufacture and Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine Doses within Africa

Biovac will perform manufacturing and distribution activities within Pfizer’s and BioNTech’s global COVID-19 vaccine supply chain and manufacturing network, which will now span three continents and include more than 20 manufacturing facilities. To facilitate Biovac’s involvement in the process, technical transfer, on-site development and equipment installation activities will begin immediately. Pfizer and BioNTech expect that Biovac’s Cape Town facility will be incorporated into the vaccine supply chain by the end of 2021. Biovac will obtain drug substance from facilities in […]

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WHO, African Development Bank and Africa CDC call for coordinated vaccination rollout and investments in local manufacture …

…of drugs and diagnostics as a defense system for Africa Aswan Forum: Put healthcare, including vaccines, at the center of rebuilding Africa back better and more resilient – WHO, African Development Bank, Africa CDC Africa must protect itself against future pandemics and other shocks through higher investment in primary healthcare and increased local manufacturing of key medical products, panelists at the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development urged on Monday. Egypt hosted the virtual, second edition of the meeting, […]

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G7: EU to support COVID-19 vaccination strategies and capacity in Africa

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has announced today €100 million in humanitarian assistance to support the rollout of vaccination campaigns in Africa, which are spearheaded by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). Subject to the agreement of the budgetary authority, this funding will support the vaccination campaigns in countries with critical humanitarian needs and fragile health systems. The funding will, among others, contribute to ensuring the cold chains, roll-out registration programmes, […]

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African Energy Chamber’s Regulatory Affairs Committee calls for less red tape and regulation that reflects post COVID Market realities

The Chamber’s Regulatory Committee took into account how difficult it is for investors, but also for governments to adapt to the new normal The African Energy Chamber’s Regulatory Affairs Committee (EnergyChamber.org) held its first meeting of the year to discuss regulatory matters that impede the African energy sectors growth and to make proposals on progressive regulation fit for the post COVID recovery. The purpose of a regulatory committee is to identify and track global regulatory trends and make propositions to […]

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