The African Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), under the African Union, commended Morocco, on Monday, for the Covid19 vaccine fill-finish project.

“Africa CDC congratulates the Kingdom of Morocco for the launch of the manufacture of anti-Covid vaccines”, underlined Director of the Center John Nkengasong. “Africa is on the move,” added the Director of Africa CDC in a tweet, noting that the continent’s health and immunization security has started.

HM King Mohammed VI chaired, Monday, July 5 at the Royal Palace in Fez, the ceremony for the launch and signing of agreements relating to the project of Covid19 vaccine and other vaccines fill-finish in Morocco.

This structuring project is part of the Sovereign’s desire to provide the Kingdom with complete and integrated industrial and biotechnological capacities, dedicated to the manufacture of vaccines in Morocco.

Its purpose is the production in the country of the anti-Covid vaccine, as well as other key vaccines, so as to promote the self-sufficiency of the Kingdom and to make Morocco a leading biotechnology platform in Africa and the world in the field of the “fill & finish” industry.

The result of a public-private partnership, the project, which is worth around $ 500 million, is aimed at a production capacity of 5 million doses of anti-Covid19 vaccine per month in the short term, before gradually increasing this capacity in the medium term.