Institute Helps Spread Use of Vaccines in Asia

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Science  25 Jan 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5555, pp. 611-612
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5555.611

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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA-- Vietnam is providing Indonesia with technology to produce a low-cost oral cholera vaccine. And China is sharing with India and Vietnam its technology on a typhoid fever vaccine. These and other collaborations are fruits of a new program, called Diseases of the Most Impoverished, dedicated to improving the health of nearly half the world's population. The program is the largest undertaken by the fledgling International Vaccine Institute, which takes a novel approach to stimulating research, training, and technical assistance on vaccines in developing countries.