The director of Institut Pasteur Morocco, Abderrahmane El Maaroufi, highlighted yesterday, during the 2nd Conference on Public Health in Africa, held from 13 to 15 in Kigali, the Moroccan model in the production of vaccines and biological products, launched thanks to the enlightened vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI.
The conference is organised by the African Union and the African Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, in cooperation with the Rwandan Ministry of Health and the Rwanda Biomedical Centre.
Mr El Maaroufi emphasised that vaccine sovereignty has been achieved through the public-private partnership that the Moroccan model of vaccine production has experienced. This state model has also made it possible to supervise the production of vaccines and biological products at the local level and to grant authorisations for access to the vaccine market. This model is supervised and controlled by HM King Mohammed VI at all stages.
This model has been concretised by the signature of partnerships between the Pasteur Institute and private actors to work on the reinforcement of vaccine production capacities.