The Ministry of Health signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation for filling and packaging COVID-19 Inactivated Vaccines with China’s Sinovac Life Sciences and Cambodian Pharmaceutical Enterprise, a move that will enable Cambodia to package vaccines.
The signing ceremony was held on June 1, in the presence of H.E. Prof Mam Bunheng, Minister of Health, H.E. Wang Wentian, Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia, H.E. Hem Vandy, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ms. Choeung Sopheap, Director General of Cambodian Pharmaceutical Enterprise, and Mr. Gao Qiang, General Manager of Sinovac Life Sciences Co., Ltd.
Under the MoU, the Cambodian Pharmaceutical Enterprise is given rights to fill and package domestically the inactivated COVID-19 vaccines supplied by Sinovac Life Sciences Co., Ltd.
H.E. Prof. Mam Bunheng stated that the signing of the MoU will allow Cambodia to be able to fill and package WHO-registered emergency vaccines to meet the needs of Cambodians, as well as foreigners residing in Cambodia.
The final package of the inactivated vaccine against COVID-19 and other new variants has been ordered by the Royal Government of Cambodia for a three-year period, from 2024-2026, to supply domestic demand.
To date, Cambodia has received in total more than 52.8 million doses of vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic, of which 28.5 million have been purchased with the government’s budget, and the rest has been obtained via bilateral mechanism and COVAX Facility
As of May 31, 2021, Cambodia has administered COVID-19 vaccines to 94.01 percent of its 16-million population, according to the Ministry of Health.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press