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DCVMN members greet WHO Director General

Executives of the Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network had the opportunity to greet 
Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director General. 
The international group uniting 40 vaccine manufacturers, from 15 developing countries and 
territories, supply millions of WHO prequalified vaccines doses to UNICEF, PAHO, and other agencies. 
They told Dr. Chan about their recent efforts to build a tailored programme to strengthen the quality 
management systems of manufacturers in developing countries, improving prequalification of 
needed vaccines to protect people against infectious diseases globally. “This is a nascent effort to 
generate new synergies and strong cooperation between developing countries industry and 
governments with the goal to eliminate diseases”, said Mr. Suhardono, DCVMN President. 
They also congratulated the World Health Organization for the achievement of 3 years Polio-free 
India and the certification of South East Asia Region, officially announced last week. 
They renewed their commitment to support all WHO initiatives to achieve and maintain a world free 
of vaccine preventable diseases for future generations.