Vaccines and generic drugs from India can help the world fight disease and death to achieve the Millennium Development Goals related to health, said Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in the Plenary Session of 63rd World Health Assembly in Geneva on Wednesday.
Emphasising that India was producing high quality vaccines at affordable prices for the domestic and the global market, he said there was need for the WHO prequalification process to be expedited to help assure global security of vaccines.
“We also need to urgently resolve the deadlock over sharing virus, vaccines and other benefits. We firmly believe that
virus sharing and benefit sharing must be on an equal footing,” the minister stated.
Speaking on generic drugs, he said low cost, good quality generic drugs, make medical treatment affordable to millions.