Increasing vaccine production capacity would not just address issues with Covid-19 vaccination rates but also help address other endemic diseases such as measles and polio. A vaccine hub in Senegal, which has the backing of global partners, has recently started production, and Uganda’s Virus Research Institute is now building its own vaccine.
There are a number of issues that African nations face in terms of vaccine production and development. One of these is Western biotech companies’ reluctance to share knowledge, skills and technology. However, the involvement of the Pasteur Institute in the Senegal vaccine hub shows that partnership of this nature is possible.
Requirements of the Coursework
The African Union and the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) are now working to increase African capacity to develop and produce vaccines. They are looking at other countries in which to establish vaccine hubs. You have been hired by the African Union to help develop strategies in Africa to increase vaccine production. You have been asked to develop a high-level project plan to present to the project sponsors outlining a project that would contribute towards expanding vaccine production and development in Africa.
The project plan should include the following:
Business Case. You must also demonstrate that there is a sound business case for the project by presenting an overview of the benefits of your project both tangible and intangible and evaluating the costs v’s benefits.
- Scope. You must define the scope of the project by identifying the overall aim of the project, objectives and deliverables. You must include a summary of the main considerations and assumptions you have made in formulating your project scope. You should also include critical success factors and criteria. You should also include a critical discussion of the importance of developing a clear scope as a basis for project delivery
- Planning and Control. You must provide a project schedule, identifying the key phases and life cycle of the project. The report should include a work breakdown structure