Institut Pasteur De Dakar And Mastercard Foundation  Partner To Expand Workforce For Vaccine Manufacturing In Africa : TechMoran

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The Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD) and the Mastercard Foundation have signed a $45 million partnership named MADIBA (Manufacturing in Africa for Disease Immunization and Building Autonomy) aimed at developing and building a world-class workforce to support vaccine manufacturing,The partners will establish a Centre of Training Excellence to equip talented young people, particularly young women, with specialized skills in vaccine research, manufacturing, production, and distribution. 

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Based in Senegal, MADIBA aligns with the Emerging Senegal Plan to manufacture half of the country’s pharmaceutical products by 2035 as well as the African Union’s ambitious target to fulfill 60 percent of the continent’s vaccine needs by 2040. As a blueprint for future vaccine manufacturing facilities across Africa, MADIBA marks a crucial first step towards vaccine self-sufficiency in Africa.

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