Ecuador and China sign cooperation agreement for vaccine production

Photo: Dr. Ximena Garz贸n Villalba, Ecuador麓s Ministry of Public Health By: Asamblea Nacional del Ecuador. Source: Flickr

In February 2022, the Ecuadorian Minister of Health, Ximena Garz贸n, visited the People’s Republic of China to attend various meetings geared towards strengthening cooperation in the area of public health. Following the visit, the Minister authorized the installation in Ecuador of a factory to manufacture Chinese-made vaccines against COVID-19 and other regular vaccines.

The agreement was signed with the pharmaceutical company Sinovac Life Science Co. Ltd, and will lead to Ecuador and China working together on three main lines of action to produce biologics. The first is the implementation of clinical trials in the country; the second is technical, scientific, and technological strengthening and transfer; and the third consists of a training and knowledge transfer system. The meeting was attended by Gao Qiang, General Manager of Sinovac; Jack Tang, Sinovac Operations Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean; Ximena Garz贸n, Minister of Public Health; Lorena Konanz Baquerizo, Minister of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment, and Fisheries; and Roberto Salas Guzm谩n, Technical Secretary of Public-Private Partnerships. During the signing of the agreement, the Minister mentioned that this scientific advance is a great achievement for Ecuador.

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El Comercio: Ecuador firma compromiso de cooperaci贸n con China para la producci贸n de vacunas.

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