Kenya set to join global vaccine body IVI


Kenya has started the process of becoming a member of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI).

Foreign and Diaspora Affairs Cabinet Secretary, Alfred Mutua, handed over a letter of intent to IVI director-general, Jerome Kim, at a meeting chaired by President William Ruto in Seoul, South Korea.

President William Ruto said Kenya will follow the membership process because there is a lot to gain for the country and the region.

Ruto said it was the intention of his government to develop vaccines in Kenya and that is why the country started the Kenya Biovax Institute as a vehicle for working with other stakeholders and institutions.

Biovax is a state corporation tasked with the mandate of manufacturing, packaging and commercialization of specialized health products and technologies including vaccines and therapeutics.

Kenya will work with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), IVI and other institutions in the production of pharmaceuticals and development of vaccines

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