The World Health Organization (WHO) established a global mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub in South Africa last year with the goal of transferring technology required for the production of mRNA Coronavirus vaccines in low and middle-income countries.
According to the WHO, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Serbia, and Vietnam have recently been added to the list of countries that will benefit from the technology transfer hub.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Director General (DG) WHO, stated in this regard that the lack of a skilled workforce and robust regulatory systems in low and middle-income countries has hampered global production of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.
These five nations have been reviewed by WHO specialists, who have determined that they have sufficient capacity to use the technology gained through the technology transfer program and begin producing mRNA vaccines reasonably fast.
Dr. Tedros went on to say that the technology transfer will ensure that all countries have equal access to COVID-19 vaccines, allowing the world to recover together, stronger, and faster from the Coronavirus epidemic.
Pharmaceutical enterprises in South African technology transfer hub countries would obtain the necessary technology and training to manufacture mRNA Coronavirus vaccines.
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