The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) joined the JEE Alliance (Alliance for Country Assessments for Global Health Security and IHR Implementation) on November 14, 2017.

The JEE Alliance is a multi-sectoral platform for international cooperation to promote political, financial and technical support for implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005), which was launched in Geneva, Switzerland in May 2016. The alliance brings together like-minded players from relevant sectors in countries, organizations and other stakeholders involved in health security. As of November 2017, the alliance had 65 members including governments, international organizations, financial institutions, NGOs and a group of private sector organizations.

“IVI’s experience in and commitment to health security is a valuable contribution to the JEE Alliance. We look forward to IVI’s active participation in the JEE Alliance initiatives” co-chairs Ambassador Blair Exell and Dr Päivi Sillanaukee of the Alliance said in a letter to IVI.

Dr. Jerome Kim, Director General of IVI, said,

“As an organization concerned with the development of vaccines for global health security, we are pleased to join the JEE Alliance and have a chance to promote vaccine R&D and vaccination as a critical component of global health security, and partner with other parties to contribute to health security.”

About International Vaccine Institute (IVI)

Photo: IVI
Photo: IVI

The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) is the world’s only international organization devoted exclusively to developing and introducing new and improved vaccines to protect the world’s poorest people, especially children in developing countries. Established in 1997, IVI operates as an independent international organization under a treaty signed by 35 countries and the World Health Organization. The Institute conducts research in more than 20 countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America on vaccines against enteric and diarrheal infections, Japanese encephalitis, MERS-CoV, and dengue fever, and develops new and improved vaccines at its headquarters in Seoul, Republic of Korea. For more information, please visit www.ivi.int.