Dakar, July 23 (APS) – The Dakar plant of the Pasteur Institute Foundation, under construction in Diamniadio, will produce 40 million doses of yellow fever vaccine in the year, from 2021, said the # 39; Ambassador on Tuesday. From France to Senegal, Christophe Bigot.
"The annual production capacity will be, in 2021, 40 million doses, 20 times more than the production of the current unit," Mr. said. Bigot at a meeting of the Rotary Club in Dakar on the topic: "Franco-Senegal healthcare cooperation during the last three years."
The Pasteur Institute in Dakar, "the only vaccine production unit in sub-Saharan Africa," will strengthen its presence in this region "for the benefit of all of Africa, where unfortunately , yellow fever, "he added.
"As a director, I am proud to have been able to support this project, which is co-financed by the AFD (French Development Agency) and is supported by the Pasteur Institute in Paris and the French government, "said Christophe Bigot.
He recalled that France and Senegal maintain cooperation in the field of medical research, through the Pasteur Institute in Dakar and the National Agency for Scientific Research (ANRS), a French organization that Participates in the promotion of a clinical research site at the Fann de Dakar University Hospital Center.
According to the Ambassador of France, cooperation between the two countries, in this area, also goes through the Institute for Research and Development (IRD) and the Initiative.
The 5% initiative is the second modality of France's contribution to the Global Fund to fight against malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS.
It supports countries, especially the French-speaking countries, in the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of subsidies granted by the Global Fund.
"A large amount of research is being carried out in all areas of health, and it should be noted that all this research is carried out by French-Senegalese mixed teams, the results in terms of scientific production make Senegal much more the international light, "said the ambassador of France, at the end of his mission to Senegal.