Moderna builds mRNA vaccine plant in Africa – Will produce up to 500 million doses a year

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Invest $ 500 million to build a plant in Africa that will produce up to 500 million doses of technology vaccines mRNA including its vaccine against covid-19, Moderna is ready.

While pressure is mounting on the pharmaceutical industry to produce drugs on the African continent theThe company pointed out that it will soon begin the process of selecting the country and location where it will build its factory.

Moderna is the first company to plan to have its own factory on the continent

For their part, Pfizer and BioNTech, as reported by the Athens News Agency, quoted by Reuters, reached an agreement in July with Biovac of South Africa in order to prepare about 100 million doses per year. their vaccine against covid-19 for Africa. But Moderna is the first company to plan to have its own factory on the continent.

The World Health Organization is working to persuade Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech to support a plan to establish a mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub in Africa.

The aim of this project of this World Health Organization and the COVAX mechanism is for this center to contribute to the development and preparation of vaccines against covid-19 which will be distributed in African countries.

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