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Morocco to produce anti-Covid19 vaccine

July 06, 2021

Morocco to produce anti-Covid19 vaccine

His Majesty King Mohammed VI chaired this Monday July 5, 2021 at the Royal Palace of Fez, the ceremony of launching and signing of agreements related to the project of fill-finish manufacturing of the anti-Covid19 vaccine and other vaccines in Morocco.

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

It aims to produce in our country the anti-Covid vaccine, as well as other key vaccines, in order to promote the Kingdom’s self-sufficiency and to make Morocco a leading biotechnology platform on the African continent and the world in the field of the “fill & finish” industry.

The project, which is the result of a public-private partnership, intends to start in the short term with a production capacity of 5 million doses of Covid19 vaccine per month, before gradually increasing this capacity in the medium term. The project will require an overall investment of about $500 million.

While strengthening the Kingdom’s health sovereignty, the project presented to the Sovereign confirms Morocco’s international influence and reinforces its vocation as a provider of health security within Africa, in the face of health risks, external dependencies and political contingencies.