BANDUNG - The Tunisian and Moroccan Delegations representing the Ministry of Health, the vaccine institute of the Pasteur de Tunis Institute and the Pasteur du Maroc Institute, visited Bio Farma on August 28, 2018, to begin the manufacture of vaccines from upstream to downstream. Received by M. Rahman Roestan, President Director, Adriansjah Azhari, Director of Research and Development, and Juliman, Production Director of Bio Farma, and Wisnu Utomo, Director of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Bappenas.
Indonesia, which has been designated as a Vaccine Research Center in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in the Field of Vaccines and Bio-Technology in December 2017, began to attract the attention of OIC members, including Tunisia and Morocco, to seek experience and knowledge of vaccine manufacturing from upstream to downstream for vaccine production.
Bio Farma President Director M. Rahman Roestan said that of the 57 OIC members countries, only about seven countries have vaccine factories in their countries, including Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal and Iran, and from that country. , but what has been accessed by the World Health Organization (WHO) for basic vaccines is only Indonesia.
"Indonesia is one of the seven countries that have been approved by the WHO for vaccination products, making the Tunisian and Moroccan delegations to learn how to manage and produce vaccines, Bio Farma with expertise that has been recognized by WHO, happy to share with other OIC countries, "Rahman.
Rahman added, "Now that we have been supplying vaccines to Saudi Arabia, this is an Arab country and Gulf countries."
Regarding vaccine products that will be assisted by Bio Farma, for this partnership, among others, basic immunization products such as Polio, measles, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis and the latest is pentavalent, (DTP, Hb, Hib), and can meet EPS needs independently.
In addition to sharing vaccine production, Bio Farma will also invite OIC members to conduct joint research to find new vaccines, to prevent new diseases or other innovations.
"The OIC members state that we can do it before and challenge it," said Rahman.
The collaboration of the Indonesia-Morocco-Tunisia incorporating program Development of Reverse Linkage Cooperation (RL) is carried out on August 27-30 2018, in Jakarta and Bandung, on the Section of the Minister of National Planning and Development, the Ministry of Health, the POM, and Bio Farma. (Word games)