Story of the biggest vaccination drive in the world so far

Editorial

  • Dr. Maya Sharma Win Medicare, Modi Mundipharma, Signutra, Modi Tower, Nehru Place, New Delhi 110019, India

Abstract

India is called the 'Vaccine Manufacturer of the World', as it produces approx. 60 % of the world's vaccines. UNICEF depends heavily on economically produced vaccines in India for its global health programs, especially in low-income countries. The reasons which enabled India to become the manufacturing might have been fairly simple: low cost of conducting clinical trials, low cost of production, preference of earning from large scale usage rather than profit on each unit, and most importantly a big talent pool available at fraction of cost of Western World. Hence India became the global leader of generic drugs and vaccines.

Author Biography

Dr. Maya Sharma, Win Medicare, Modi Mundipharma, Signutra, Modi Tower, Nehru Place, New Delhi 110019, India

Global Medical Director

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Published
2021-06-01
How to Cite
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Sharma M. Story of the biggest vaccination drive in the world so far. jpadr [Internet]. 2021Jun.1 [cited 2021Jun.13];2(2):1. Available from: https://jpadr.com/index.php/jpadr/article/view/27