Regional production of pandemic influenza vaccine
Other TitlesReport of a meeting, WHO/SEARO, New Delhi, 29-30 October 2009
AbstractA meeting on the regional production of pandemic influenza vaccine was organized by the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia in New Delhi on 29-30 October 2009. The purpose of the meeting was to review regional vaccine production capacity and discuss the role of regulatory agencies. Vaccine production capacity currently exists in India, Indonesia and Thailand while Bangladesh has expressed an interest in producing it. The meeting highlighted the need for augmenting vaccine production within the Region to overcome the current shortages and to meet the requirements of countries in this Region. It was emphasized that the issue is not one of production capacity alone, but also ensuring access to all those who need it. This Region could make a huge difference to public health by enhancing production capacity, bringing costs down globally and reducing morbidity and mortality.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2010). Regional production of pandemic influenza vaccine. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205816