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Ethiopia: Animal Health Institute Announces Expansion Plans

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The National Animal Health Institute has announced plans to construct a new laboratory that will increase its vaccine production capacity to one billion doses. The institute celebrated its 60th anniversary on June 29.

Once the new laboratory is operational, it will triple the current production volume to one billion doses. A feasibility study is underway and an international tender has been issued for the project.

The institute, which initially produced four types of animal vaccines with the help of French experts and a team of 40, now manufactures 23 types of vaccines with 350 local experts. It transitioned from manual production to modern machinery, achieving a production capacity of 300 million doses from the initial four million doses.

The institute also exports products to various African countries to meet domestic demand and generate foreign currency. Originally founded in 1956 to combat cattle disease in Ethiopia and Africa, it has evolved significantly over the years.

Source: Addis Zemen

Image source: Animal Health Institute