IVI in the Media
IVI Director General meets Korean Press
15 Korean journalists gathered at IVI Headquarters on March 19 to meet with the new Director-General, Dr. Jerome Kim, to learn more about his thoughts on the Institute’s future direction and short-term plans to ensure and expand upon IVI’s achievements in vaccine science and its contributions to global health.
“IVI’s work in bringing the cholera vaccine from a laboratory concept to mass vaccinations of vulnerable communities is one of the few instances of successful vaccine development by a non-profit organization,” Dr. Kim noted. “The need for a safe, effective, and affordable vaccine against cholera, which kills 100,000 people annually, was met through the strength of our collaborations with industry, its partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the support of the Governments of Korea and Sweden, and the team at IVI. Based on this model, I look forward to working closely with our donors, partners, and IVI team members to advance IVI to the next level of excellence in global health and vaccine sciences.”
This is Dr. Kim’s first meeting with the Korean media since he began his tenure as the Director –General at IVI this March.