Currently there are five vaccine manufacturing organisations in Africa.

The Pasteur institute of Dakar (IPD) is a foundation under Senegalese law. It is non-profit making and is mandated to support public health in Africa and in particular in Senegal. IPD has research, education, training, medical, epidemiological and biological expertise and manufactures yellow fever vaccine under the conditions laid down in the statutes signed between the government of the republic of Senegal and the Institut Pasteur on 29 September 2009.

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Biovac is a public private partnership established to revive the development and manufacture of vaccines and biologicals in South Africa for the region. Their goal is to ensure that the country has the required domestic capacity to respond to local and regional vaccine needs through the supply of quality products and the establishment of world class manufacturing facilities.

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Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) is recognized as an autonomous public authority having its own legal identity.  The Federal Ministry of Health has delegated the EPHI to undertake the production of vaccines and biologics, improve the health of the general public of Ethiopia through undertaking research on priority health and nutrition issues for evidence based information utilization and technology transfer; effective public health emergency management; establishing quality laboratory system; and training public health researchers and practitioners for best public health interventions.

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Egyvac, an Egyptian company for production of vaccines, sera & drugs, is one of the affiliated companies of the holding company for Biological Products & Vaccines (Vacsera) that is specialized in the production and distribution of vaccines. Egyvac is the only producer of vaccines & sera & drugs in Egypt and is the oldest manufacturer of vaccines in Africa and the Middle East.

 

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Institut Pasteur Tunis (IPT) is under the supervision of the ministry of health and by law it is defined “a scientific research institution based on Pasteurian methods” .
Its role is to carry out all scientific investigations, missions, analyses or research relevant to human or animal health or the economic development of Tunisia. It produces biological products such as vaccines, serums, and antigens. It also has the faculty to collaborate in higher education in Tunisia.

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