WHO Director-General visits mRNA vaccine tech transfer hub in South Africa

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, will join Belgium’s Minister of Development Cooperation, Ms Meryame Kitir, on a high-level visit to Cape Town, on 11-12 February, to visit the mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub and other facilities playing critical roles in the response to COVID-19 and protection of public health.
Dr Tedros and Minister Kitir will be hosted by South Africa’s Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla, and the Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Mr Buti Manamela.
They will visit facilities including Afrigen Biologics & Vaccines, the Biomedical Research Institute based at Stellenbosch University’s Tygerburg Medical Campus, and Biovac, among others.

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