A team from AU-IBAR, comprising Dr. Nick Nwankpa, Acting Director, AU-IBAR; Prof. James Wabacha, Animal Health Specialist, and Dr. Hiver Boussini, Animal Health Officer, are in Chad from 27-29 July 2021 for the tripartite meeting for the operationalization of the Regional Animal Health Centre for Central Africa (RAHC-CA) in N’Djamena. Led by Dr. Nick Nkwankpa, the delegation paid a courtesy visit to the Ministry of Livestock and Animal Production (MEPA), where they were welcomed by the Minister of Livestock and Animal Production, Dr. Abderahim Awat Atteib, on Tuesday, 27 July 2021, at his office. The delegation briefed the minister on the objective of their mission, which is to contact the main actors to implement the activities of the Regional Animal Health Centre for Central Africa and discuss the roadmap and the action plan for its effective implementation.
COMMISSIONERS LAUNCH THE AFRICAN UNION COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY AS PANVAC GEARS UP TO FIGHT COVID-19
Recognising the important role of laboratories to respond to and mitigate the spread of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID -19) pandemic and to enhance capacity for diagnosis and detection of the virus, the Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre of the African union (AU-PANVAC) was honoured to receive a visit from H.E Amira Elfadil, the Commissioner for Social Affairs and H.E. Josefa Sacko, the Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture. This visit was aimed at assessing the capacity of PANVAC in testing for the SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19, and to launch the African union COVID-19 diagnostic laboratory at AU-PANVAC on the 2nd of May, 2020.
THE HAND OVER CEREMONY OF THE BASIS OF DESIGN (BOD) FOR THE NEW ARICAN UNION PAN AFRICAN VETERINARY VACCINE CENTRE (AU-PANVAC) LABORATORY FACILITY Addis Ababa, Ethiopia- 3rd April 2019 A handover ceremony was held today at the African Union Commission (AUC) Headquarters for the Basis of Design (BOD) for the new AU-Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre (AU-PANVAC) laboratory facility. United States of America’s Ambassador to the AU, H.E. Mrs Mary Beth Leonard, handed over the BOD to African Union Commission AUC’s Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, H.E. Amb. Josefa Sacko.
Ceremony for the Inauguration of the AU Continental Vaccine Bank, AU-PANVAC The Africa Union Continental Vaccine bank was inaugurated on Wednesday, 31st January at the AU-PANVAC facility. The AUC Chairperson H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat, graced the occasion which was attended by dignitaries from different Africa Union member states, representatives from all the major vaccine producing institutes in Africa and representatives from partners including FAO and OIE.
AUSTRALIAN AMBASSADOR VISITS AU-PANVAC AU-PANVAC was honoured to receive a visit from Australia’s ambassador to Ethiopia and permanent presentative to the African Union, His Excellency Peter Doyle and Rebecca Yohannes, a senior programs Manager and policy Analyst on Wednesday 12th February, 2020
AU-PANVAC is Currently ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited And ISO 9001 Certified