Better vaccines for healthier life. Part II. Conference report of the DCVMN International 14th Annual General Meeting Hanoi, Vietnam

Vaccine. 2014 Nov 12;32(48):6330-5. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.05.076. Epub 2014 Jun 9.


New vaccines are required to meet the public health challenges of the next generation and many unmet global health needs can be addressed by developing countries vaccine manufacturers such as lower-cost vaccines based on single-dose, thermostable formulations, efficacious in children with compromised gastrointestinal tracts. GMP compliance is also a challenge, as sometimes innovation and clinical development focus is not accompanied by command of scale-up and quality assurance for large volume manufacturing and supply. Identifying and addressing such challenges, beyond cost and cold-chain space, including safety considerations and health worker behavior, regulatory alliances and harmonization to foster access to vaccines, will help countries to ensure sustainable immunization. There needs to be continuous and close management of the global vaccine supply both at national and international levels, requiring careful risk management, coordination and cooperation with manufacturers. Successful partnership models based on sharing a common goal, mutual respect and good communication were discussed among stakeholders.

Keywords: GMP compliance; Manufacturing; Quality assurance; Scale-up; Supply-chain.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Congresses as Topic
  • Developing Countries*
  • Global Health
  • International Cooperation*
  • Public-Private Sector Partnerships*
  • Vaccines* / economics
  • Vaccines* / standards
  • Vaccines* / supply & distribution
  • Vietnam


  • Vaccines