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Kagame receives Director of Africa CDC, Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation

By IGIHE
On 14 May 2021 at 10:06

President Paul Kagame yesterday received Dr. John Nkengasong, the Director of Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and Dr. Senait Fisseha, the Director of Global Programs at Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation.

Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation is a charitable not-for-profit organization focused on promoting the health of women and girls throughout the world.

Dr. Nkengasong comes to Rwanda at a time when Africa needs to fast track manufacturing of vital products for COVID-19 prevention in Africa.

Appearing in RBA revolving around the country’s responsiveness to COVID-19 pandemic recently, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health in charge of Primary Healthcare, Dr. Tharcisse Mpunga has said that the Government of Rwanda is holding discussions with manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccines that could pave the way to establish a local plant.

Among others, Dr. Fisseha has visited Rwanda after the country signed an agreement with the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation in August 2020.

In August 2020, Foreign Affairs Minister Vincent Biruta signed a host country agreement with the Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation paving the way for establishing Africa office in Rwanda.


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