World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Gov't Doc #: EM/RC51/R.10 Agenda item 7 [b]
Type Of Publication : Regional Committee resolutions RC Resolution Fulltext The Regional Committee, Having discussed the technical paper on vaccine development, accessibility and availability: towards self-sufficiency in the
Eastern Mediterranean Region; Recalling resolution EM/RC45/R.5 Regional self-reliance in the production of essential drugs and vaccines; Acknowledging the efforts Member States have made in developing their production capabilities for essential drugs and vaccines; Having considered the current situation with regard to the local production of vaccines in the Region; Recognizing the challenges faced in promoting self-reliance in production of vaccines; 1. REAFFIRMS resolution EM/RC45/R.5; 2. URGES vaccine-producing countries to: 2.1 Take necessary action to upgrade their National Regulatory Authorities to meet the WHO core six functions required for prequalification; 2.2 Strengthen their national production capabilities to fully comply with the cGMP for vaccine production; 2.3 Promote investment and public/private partnership in vaccine production and development and production and achieve regional self-sufficiency in quality vaccines at affordable cost; 2.4 Establish a coordination and collaboration mechanism in quality assurance, research and development in vaccine production, and foster the development of common policies in relation to self-sufficiency in vaccine production through regional and sub-regional networks; 3. URGES other Member States to: 3.1 Establish/strengthen a well functioning National Regulatory Authority to ensure the quality of vaccines available in the countries; 3.2 Consider buying vaccines from regional sources that comply with WHO qualification requirements; 4. REQUESTS the Regional Director to: 4.1 Support countries in developing national strategies in vaccine self-sufficiency through capacity building and provision of technical expertise; 4.2 To facilitate networking of vaccine producers inside and outside the Region to improve quality and to promote access to cutting-edge technology, including biotechnology, in vaccine production; 4.3 To foster partnership with appropriate financial institutions, including the Islamic Development Bank, in the area of self-sufficiency in vaccines.
Keywords: Communicable Diseases,
( 2004).Vaccine development, accessibility and availability : towards self-sufficiency in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean