COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Challenges Update
To prepare for more pandemics in the future, countries should continue surveillance efforts, boost vaccine research and development and manufacturing capability, and strengthen the regulatory environment and health structure and systems, said Anh Wartel, deputy director general for Clinical, Assessment, Regulatory, Evaluation Unit at the International Vaccine Institute at the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) third Southeast Asia Development Symposium (SEADS).
SEADS 2022, "Sustainable Solutions for Southeast Asia's Recovery," was held on 16–17 March. For insights on solutions helping Southeast Asian countries address development challenges, visit ADB SEADS: https://seads.adb.org.
Opening Remarks: Sungsup Ra, Chief Sector Officer, Sustainable Development
and Climate Change Department, ADB
Anh Wartel, Deputy Director General for Clinical, Assessment, Regulatory,
Evaluation Unit, International Vaccine Institute