This state-owned company is also part of the Pandemic Preparedness Innovation Coalition (CEPI) and is now involved in the COVAX Facility program to respond to the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.
Indonesia itself has been declared polio-free since 2014 by WHO.
“Bio Farma exports nearly two-thirds of the world‘s demand for vaccine OPV or vaccine polio, “said Dr. Novilia Sjafri Bachtiar, Head of the Division of Surveillance and Clinical Trials Bio Farma in the KPCPEN Webinar forum with the theme ‘Development of Red and White Vaccines Protecting the Country’, Wednesday (11/11/2020).
“The target is not only production vaccinejust it. But we are also building the capacity of institutions in Indonesia to be able to produce vaccine independently, independent vaccine from abroad, “said Dr. Novilia.
That optimism Bio Farma will be able to produce vaccine Covid-19 was also delivered by the Head of the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Handling Covid-19 at the Ministry of Research and Technology, Prof. dr. Ali Ghufron Mukti.
“We didn’t lose, but (maybe) we started off a little bit slowly. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t competitive. We certainly can, we are optimistic, “he said excitedly.
It is hoped that the Red and White Vaccine will become a symbol of national independence. (Advertorial)