IVI is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Kim and Chang and IVI. Through this MOU, Kim & Chang will provide legal assistance to IVI and start activities in earnest to help children in developing countries by supporting the Institute. Since 2011, Kim & Chang has dedicated the second week of October as “Kim & Chang-IVI Day,” and under the new agreement, Korea’s largest law firm will regularize this annual event and donate all proceeds to IVI through the Korean Support Committee (KSC). Chairman Mok Young-joon, lawyer Chang Duck-soon, and IVI Director General Dr. Christian Loucq, and Chairman Park Sang-dai of KSC for IVI were all in attendance at the signing ceremony at IVI headquarters on October 18.
IVI Director-General Christian Loucq said, “It is truly heartening to see members of Kim & Chang, the prestigious organization of societal leaders in Korea, roll up their sleeves in support of IVI to help children in developing countries.” He added, “With your continued generosity and friendship, IVI will redouble our endeavors to develop and deliver new vaccines to those in need, and make a bigger impact on global health and save lives.”