Vaccine Manufacturers from 14 Countries to Meet in Bali


As many as 37 vaccine manufacturers from 14 developing countries will participate in the 13th meeting of “Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network (DCMN)”, which will be held from October 31 through November 2, in Kuta, Bali.

“The main objective of the meeting is to improve the availability and quality of vaccines produced by developing countries and ensure a healthy community,” Corporate Secretary of PT. Bio Farma M. Rahman Rustan said here.

“PT. Bio Farma has also gained the confidence to host an international meeting involving hundreds of participants from 14 countries,” he added.

The event will be hosted by Indonesia and attended by several countries, including Bangladesh, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Egypt, India, Iran, Mexico, China, South Korea and South Africa.

“We hope Indonesia can cooperate with other developing countries in conducting research and developing new vaccines,” Rustan stated.

“Bio Farma, as the sole vaccine manufacturer in Indonesia, also hopes that the country becomes a hub of research and vaccine development,” he said.

Rustan added that the event also aimed at controlling the spread of contagious diseases still endemic in some developing countries.

“We strive to overcome endemic diseases by increasing the production and quality of vaccines as per the needs of the market,” he explained.

Bio Farma, Rustan pointed out, is committed to encouraging the production and distribution of high-quality vaccines in line with the national immunisation programme.

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