Ethiopia participates at the Investors Council meeting of CEPI in Brussels

Professor Afework Kassu Gizaw, Director General of Armauer Hansen Research Institute has represented Ethiopia in the deliberations of the Investors Council meeting of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) in Brussels that took place from 11- 13 March 2024. On the sideline, he had fruitful discussions with the Director General of the Belgian Development Cooperation, the CEO of CEPI, the board chair of CEPI, and representatives of the EU Commission on various issues including vaccine production. He also met with the diplomats of the embassy and voiced the importance of working in collaboration in pharmaceutical and health sector development and the need to look for partners in this regard.

CEPI is an association working towards a world where epidemics and pandemics are no-longer a threat to humanity and the Government of Ethiopia is one of the investors of CEPI along with other public and private investors.