From April 28th until May 5th, a delegation from Finlay Institute for Vaccines is paying an important work visit to the Persian nation, responding to an invitation from the Pasteur Institute of Iran.
The Cuban delegation, headed by Dr. Yaneli Herrera, is exchanging with its Iranian counterpart and host with views to study the possibilities and conditions to expand the historic bilateral collaboration in the medical-scientific field, and to make a proposal for technological transfer to produce human vaccines.
During their stay in Iran, representatives of the Cuban scientific sector have been received and attended by senior authorities and specialists from the Pasteur Institute, including its Director and Deputy Minister of Health and Medical Education, Dr. Mostafa Ghanei, as well as its Deputy Director of Production, Dr. Hooman Kaghazian.
Cuba and Iran held last February in Havana its XVI session of the Intergovernmental Commission on Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation, as a result of which a total of 12 agreements were signed. One of them was the Memorandum of Understanding for the Joint Development of the Hexavalent Combined Vaccine between the Finlay and Pasteur Institutes.