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July 02, 2020

Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe attends Gavi Board meeting in India

Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe observes the vaccine management at National Cold Chain and Vaccine Management Resource Centre in New Delhi on 3 December.  Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe observes the vaccine management at National Cold Chain and Vaccine Management Resource Centre in New Delhi on 3 December.  Photo: MNA

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Board Retreat Meeting was held in New Delhi, India on 4 and 5 December, attended by Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe, a member of the Board.
Speaking at the meeting, the Union Minister discussed the review of financial aid policy of Gavi and future funds, test injection of anti-malarial drugs in African countries, tactics and strategies to be implemented in the mid-income level countries, anti-Ebola programme in African countries and means for the greater effectiveness of tactics and strategies to be adopted for developing countries during the period from 2021 to 2025.
On 3 December, he studied vaccines cold chain and vaccine management at National Cold Chain and Vaccine Management Resource Centre at National Institute of Health and Welfare.
Gavi provided over UD$ 116 million for vaccination program of the Ministry of health and Sports from 2012 to 2017. It has already allotted an aid of over US$ 123 million for providing vaccines, giving new types of vaccines, mass vaccination campaigns, vaccines cold chain optimization platform and health system promotion.—MNA
(Translated by TMT)

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