Iran, Cuba to share vaccine production knowledge

January 18, 2019

TEHRAN — Iran and Cuba agreed on exchanging the technical know-how of vaccine production, IRNA news agency reported on Friday. 

The two sides signed memorandums of understanding within the framework of the 17th session of Cuban-Iranian Inter-Governmental Commission, which opened on Tuesday, the report added.

Exchanging the technical knowledge of manufacturing pneumococcal vaccine was among the other agreements signed in the field of health. 

Pneumococcal vaccines are vaccines against the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae. Their use can prevent some cases of pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis.

Mohsen Asadi Lari, deputy health minister for international affairs, headed the Iranian delegation in the two-day event. Asadi Lari also met with high ranking Cuban officials including Minister of Public Health José Ángel Portal. 

Other agreements in the fields of public health, investment, energy, agriculture and sports were signed as well.

MQ/MG

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