Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam is seeing an amazing alternative to entry the mRNA expertise for vaccine manufacturing, mentioned Patrick Haverman,
UNDP Deputy Resident Consultant in Vietnam, at a workshop held by the United
Nations Growth Programme (UNDP) and the Well being Technique and Coverage
Institute (HSPI) below the Ministry of Well being in Hanoi on Might 22.
Haverman underlined the necessity for Vietnam to fastidiously
contemplate the steps and timelines, the size and sources of the required funding
of funds, and the event of experience to make sure this expertise switch’s
effectiveness and monetary sustainability.
The collaboration among the many key departments,
institutes, enterprises, senior consultants, and companions on the workshop will
contribute to growing an efficient nationwide technique to enhance vaccine
entry in Vietnam and the broader area within the coming time.
The COVID-19 pandemic posed important challenges for Vietnam
and different nations in accessing vaccine provides. In mid-2021, Vietnam had one
of Southeast Asia’s lowest COVID-19 vaccine protection charges. Nevertheless, by way of a
mixture of COVAX provides, donations and procurement from worldwide suppliers, Vietnam quickly
elevated its vaccination charges within the latter half of 2021. This achievement
not solely saved lives but in addition created situations for reopening and recovering
from the financial influence of the pandemic.
The workshop aimed to disseminate the outcomes of three
research on strengthening vaccine manufacturing and certification in Vietnam and to
replace on Vietnam’s participation in WHO’s mRNA expertise switch programme by way of the venture “Help to Strengthening Vaccine Entry and Well being
System Capability for Vietnam’s Response to COVID-19” which is
funded by the Japanese Authorities by way of the UNDP.
The workshop supplied a platform to share the important thing findings
of three essential research performed below this venture, specializing in
sharing worldwide experiences on home vaccine improvement and
manufacturing, mapping Vietnam’s present vaccine manufacturing capability, and
reviewing worldwide vaccine licensing insurance policies and procedures, together with
licensing of worldwide COVID-19 vaccines to be used in Vietnam.
Throughout the workshop, Vietnam’s participation within the mRNA
Know-how Switch Programme initiated by the World Well being Organisation (WHO)
A major spotlight of the workshop was the proposal of
a roadmap to determine Vietnam as a regional vaccine manufacturing middle. This
roadmap outlined the mandatory steps and actions to reinforce Vietnam’s
capabilities in vaccine manufacturing, contributing to regional well being safety.
Dr. Nguyen Khanh Phuong, HSPI Vice Director, mentioned that Vietnam
has the power to grasp vaccine manufacturing expertise because it has beforehand
mastered applied sciences equivalent to inactivated vaccines, antitoxin vaccines, subunit
She underlined the necessity for Vietnam to concentrate on growing extremely certified and
expert human assets for vaccine manufacturing, whereas constructing a GMP (good
manufacturing follow) manufacturing facility with a scale to fulfill home and
export demand, amongst others./.