Deputy President Paul Mashatile addresses 24th Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network’s Annual General Meeting in Cape Town, 19 Sept

Deputy President Mashatile to address the 24th Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network’s Annual General Meeting, Cape Town

Deputy President Paul Mashatile will on Tuesday, 19 September 2023, attend and deliver the Opening Address at the 24th Annual General Meeting of the Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network (DCVMN), at the Westin Hotel, Cape Town.

The three-day AGM will bring together various leaders from the global health industry, government representatives and multilateral organisations, and will be held under the theme “Accelerating Sustainable Regional Vaccine Manufacturing Through Global Partnerships”.

This important event, envisaged to be attended by over 300 delegates, is co-hosted by the secretariat of the Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturing Network together with Biovac. 

The latter is a bio-pharmaceutical company formed through partnership with the South African government in 2003, to establish local vaccine manufacturing capability for the provision of vaccines for national health management and security.

Founded in 2000 as a voluntary alliance of over 40 vaccine manufactures from 15 developing countries such as Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa, China, Vietnam, South Korea, Senegal, and Argentina amongst others, this global network leads in innovation, research, development, manufacturing and the supply of high quality vaccines.
The 24th AGM will, amongst others, discuss the following key development topics:

  • Accelerating Sustainable Regional Vaccine Manufacturing
  • Access to capital: Removing financial barriers for local manufacturing in developing countries
  • Strengthening Vaccine Production Capacity & Pandemic Preparedness
  • Learning & development of a Vaccine Workforce in the Global South
  • Harnessing Women Power in Expanding Immunization Coverage

Deputy President Mashatile will be accompanied by cabinet ministers and senior government officials.
Members of the media are invited to cover the inaugural session as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 19 September 2023
Time: 11h00 (Media to arrive at 10h00)
Venue: The Westin Hotel, Cape Town
For more information and accreditation, please contact Sam Bopape on 082 318 5251 or Tshiamo Selomo on 066 118 1505

Media enquiries: Vukani Mde, Spokesperson to the Deputy President on 081 307 9233

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