Promoting the Quality of Medicines Plus (PQM+)

South Africa

Cary Fenner, executive director of the mRNA Hub at Afrigen Biologics, leads a tour
     The executive director of the mRNA Hub at Afrigen Biologics leads a tour. Photo: PQM+ program

As part of the U.S. Government’s Initiative for Global Vaccine Access, known as Global VAX, PQM+ is strengthening regulatory and manufacturing capacity in six African countries, including South Africa.

PQM+ works with the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA), an agency under the National Department of Health, to strengthen the national capacity for vaccine regulation and biomanufacturing, including vaccine quality surveillance and good distribution practices.

In partnership with SAHPRA, Afrigen, Biovac, and other international partners, such as World Health Organization, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), International Vaccine Institute (IVI). PQM+ also builds the capacity of the regulatory workforce by conducting vaccine manufacturing workshops and study visits.

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Centurion, South Africa