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Rwanda: BioNTech vaccines production to kick start In 24 months

Rwanda will start production of vaccines in two years. According to the Ministry of Health, the construction of the vaccine production plant will start in June, this year. It is expected to produce at least 50 million vaccine doses annually. The period for local production of mRNA-based vaccines was announced...

COVID: Rwanda first node in African mRNA vaccine manufacturing

Rwanda has signed an agreement with the German group BioNTech to host Africa's first mRNA-based vaccine manufacturing facility, alongside Senegal that will eventually have its own production unit.  By Ange Iliza, in Kigali The installation by the German group BioNTech of COVID-19 vaccine production units in Africa, which was announced...
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Covid-19: Moderna to build vaccine plant in Africa

The U.S drug maker, Moderna, is set to build a Covid vaccine manufacturing plantin Africa to help in the fight of vaccine inequality. The move comes after severalmonths Pfizer and BioNTech reached an agreement with a South African companyto start producing their Covid-19 vaccine for distribution in Africa....

COVID19: the race for vaccines produced in Africa is on

African countries are stepping up initiatives to produce vaccines locally, amid the COVID-19 threat. These efforts are aimed at strengthening the continent's "health sovereignty" and are starting to yield results.  By Farai Diza  As 26 Africans die every hour from complications related to COVID-19, the continent continues to lack vaccines...
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Vaccines: BioNTech to set up in Rwanda and Senegal “next year

German laboratory BioNTech has announced that it is targeting the installation "next year" of messenger RNA vaccine production sites in Africa, including Senegal and Rwanda. The company is "evaluating" the possible installation of factories in these two countries to "support the supply of vaccines to the member countries of the...
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South Africa: 1st technology transfer center for mRNA vaccines established

"The ability to manufacture vaccines, medicines and other health-related products will help put Africa on the path to self-determination," South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said at the launch of the WHO-backed consortium to establish the first technology transfer center for Covid-19 mRNA vaccines.The center will enable manufacturers in developing countries...
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