Rio de Janeiro, 22 October 2019. The SPbSRIVS delegation headed by its director Viktor Trukhin took part in the 20th General Meeting of the Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network (DCVMN). Within the framework of this visit, a meeting was held between the directors of SPbSRIVS and PAHO at which the parties discussed the prospects for the development of the MECHNIKOV Institute. The delegation was also represented by Stanislav Uiba, General Director of the MECHNIKOV Institute. At the opening ceremony of DCVMN meeting, PAHO director Carissa Etienne highlighted the achievements and challenges in vaccine production.
“I see this Network as a global public good, a network of manufacturers and innovators that have assumed the principle of collective action and solidarity, to protect global health. The vaccines you produce protect and promote the health of millions in this Region (Americas), and globally”, she stated.
The PAHO Director also encouraged the network of producers to continue efforts to invest in new vaccines that have high quality and are affordable.“And more importantly,” she added, “I urge you to ensure and protect the global supply of the more ‘traditional and well established’ vaccines that are becoming less attractive to produce commercially.”