Nigeria on Sunday introduced the signing of an settlement with Cuba on vaccine manufacturing, know-how switch, contract manufacturing and commercialization of Cuban biopharmaceutical merchandise within the West African nation.
A deal was introduced by Nigeria’s Ambassador to Cuba, Benaoyagha Okoyen, who added in an announcement that the 2 nations additionally agreed to companion in different areas.
“The Embassy of Nigeria in Havana, by means of the management of the Ambassador performed a big function in taking the Nigerian delegation by means of the completely different phases of their participation within the convention, together with the coordination of a number of related facet conferences,” the assertion learn partly.
The deal is a giant increase for Nigeria’s efforts to bolster its preparedness for well being crises.
In February, the West African nation was additionally amongst six African nations chosen by the World Well being Group (WHO) to obtain the instruments wanted to supply messenger RNA vaccines in Africa. The others have been Egypt, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, and Tunisia.
Beneath the plan, the six nations will obtain coaching and technical know-how on the way to produce one of these vaccine from the worldwide mRNA know-how switch hub in Cape City, South Africa, which was established final yr.
To date, Nigeria has reported a complete of 255,716 COVID-19 infections with 3,143 fatalities.