Kenya Urges Africa CDC To Support Its Effort In Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

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Kenya's Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha has called on the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support the government's plan to boost local pharmaceutical manufacturing capacity.

Speaking during a meeting with Africa CDC acting Director Dr. Ahmed Ogwell Ouma, the CS said the Covid -19 Pandemic presented critical lessons for the country and the region to enhance its healthcare supply chain to cushion itself against possible future pandemics.

"We need to start looking at securing our supply systems. There is a need to be ready in terms of emergency response and prevention," said the CS.

The Health CS also acknowledged and appreciated the current partnership between the Ministry of Health and the African CDC, especially in the fight against Covid-19 Pandemic.

While committing to support and continue engaging with Africa CDC, Nakhumicha called on the institution to aid the government in vaccine manufacturing which she said will benefit the African region.

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