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Ceremony for Inauguration of the AU Continental Vaccine Bank, AU PANVAC

January 31, 2018

Ceremony for Inauguration of the AU Continental Vaccine Bank, AU PANVAC

MEDIA ADVISORY / 30th AU SUMMIT
CEREMONY FOR INAUGURATION OF THE AU CONTINENTAL VACCINE BANK, AU PANVAC
INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA

What: As part of the Chairperson of the AU Commission H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat efforts to give greater visibility to the AU efforts in the area of socio-economic development, the Chairperson will be visiting the Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre’(PANVAC) to inaugurate the AU Continental Vaccine Bank.

When: Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Time: From 09.00 – 14:00 hrs
Where: Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre (PANVAC), Debre Zeit, Ethiopia

Who: The Ceremony will be hosted by the AU Commission (PANVAC)

Notes to the editors:

The Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre’s (PANVAC’s) is the only AU Organization mandated to provide International Independent Quality Control of all Veterinary vaccines in Africa for use in supporting AU Member States’ efforts in controlling and eradicating animal diseases. PANVAC’s mission is to promote the availability of safe, effective and affordable veterinary vaccines and diagnostic reagents. The Mandates of PANVAC includes; Provide International Independent Quality Control of Veterinary Vaccines produced or imported into Africa; Produce and distribute essential biological reagents for animal disease diagnosis and surveillance; Facilitate the standardization of veterinary vaccines production and harmonization of their quality control techniques in Africa; facilitate the development and introduction of improved or new vaccines; and strengthen Africa’s capacity in building veterinary vaccine development, production and quality assurance.

PANVAC was institutionalized under the African Union, within the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture in 2004.

Journalists are invited to cover the Inauguration of the AU Continental Vaccine Bank on Wednesday, 31 January 2018. Transportation from the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa to Debre Zeit will be handled by the AU Commission.

Journalists willing to take part in the Ceremony should kindly contact the focal persons below. The criteria in selection will be on a first-come, first-served basis

Media inquiries and requests should be directed to:

Mrs. Esther Azaa Tankou| Head of Information Division | African Union Commission | Tel: +251 (0) 911361185 | E-mail: yamboue@africa-union.org |

Mr. Gamal Ahmed A. Karrar| Communication Officer| Directorate of Information and Communication| E-mail: GamalK@africa-union.org

For further information:
Directorate of Information and Communication | African Union Commission I E-mail: dic@africa-union.org I Web Site: www.au.int I Addis Ababa | Ethiopia