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Nigeria, Cuba To Collaborate In Vaccine Production

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L-R: The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Sen. Adeleke Mamora and the Ambassador of Republic of Cuba to Nigeria, Mrs. Clara Pulido.

Nigeria is set to enter into a partnership with the Republic of Cuba to produce vaccines collaboratively.

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Sen. Adeleke Mamora revealed this when he received the Ambassador of The Republic of Cuba, Mrs. Clara Pulido, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja.

Mamora noted that the collaboration will ensure that companies producing vaccines in the Republic of Cuba can be established in Nigeria for fruitful bilateral relationship.

The minister conceded that, although Cuba has done so much in the primary health sector, Nigeria is replicating the same for her growth and development.

He expressed the willingness of the Federal Government to collaborate with the Republic of Cuba in vaccine production, to tap into Cuba’s wealth of experience to achieve Nigeria’s quest for health for all in the country.

 “Vaccine production,” the minister said, “will play a key role in tackling the emerging and re-emerging diseases in country, such as malaria, Lassa fever, monkey pox, as all diseases have been declared emergencies globally.”

Mamora further revealed that Nigeria is making serious efforts in producing vaccines locally, to enable the country prevent childhood diseases such as polio, tetanus and tuberculosis.

In a statement by the ministry’s deputy director, press and public relations, Atuora Obed, Mamora said “the knowledge and experience of those who are ahead of us in vaccine technology is something we must learn through technology transfer”.

Puildo said the visit was to felicitate the minister on his appointment and resumption of duty and to seek the ministry’s collaboration in vaccine production for betterment of the society.

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