With IVI’s help, Bangladesh hopeful of domestic vaccine production

The UNDP-founded IVI hosted a virtual welcoming ceremony to mark Bangladesh’s admission to the organization.

Minister of Health and Family Welfare Zahid Maleque praised Bangladesh’s collaboration with the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) in enhancing disease surveillance in the country.

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Bangladesh, he thought, would be able to control virus-borne communicable diseases, develop vaccines domestically, and sell them on the worldwide market as a result of this collaboration.

Bangladesh’s admission to the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) was celebrated with a ceremony at the institute’s headquarters.

The event was attended by leaders from the Bangladesh government, the diplomatic community in Seoul, South Korea, where the IVI headquarters are located, and representatives from IVI member states.

Md Shahriar Alam, Bangladesh’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs, thanked the IVI for supporting and enabling Bangladesh’s accession process, as well as for assisting the country with vaccine research and development, vaccine technology transfer, research, and capacity-building collaboration.

In the days ahead, he anticipated that Bangladesh’s new role as an IVI state party will help to strengthen and consolidate collaboration between Bangladesh and the IVI.

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