More than half of Gavi vaccine suppliers are based in emerging markets
Credit: Gavi/2015/GMB Akash.
As more manufacturers based in developing countries enter the market with prequalified vaccines, the increased choices they bring provides a more diversified supply base. It also increases competition in vaccine markets, often resulting in reduced prices.
In 2001, five manufacturers supplied vaccines to Gavi; just one of these was based in an emerging market economy. By 2015, more than half of our vaccine suppliers were based in emerging markets.
The Vaccine Alliance has assigned a seat on its Board to a representative of the Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturing Network (DCVMN), a voluntary alliance of 44 companies from 16 developing countries.
DCVMN's goals are closely aligned to those of Gavi and include:
- to provide a consistent and sustainable supply of quality vaccines at an affordable price to developing countries;
- to strive for an international recognition such that developing country vaccine manufacturers have an essential role in assuring the availability of quality vaccines for national immunisation programs; and
- to encourage continuation of research and development efforts to meet the emerging vaccine needs in the developing world.