IVI and Bulgaria


Previous IVI Collaboration


Capacity Building

At the request of the Bulgarian Ministry of Health and the WHO, IVI held an introductory short course at the National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Disease (NCIPD) in Sofia in 2000. 174 participants from Bulgarian pharmaceutical manufacturers and the Bulgarian Drug Agency (NRA) received training from IVI. 


WHO Coordination

In 2000, IVI’s Dr. Chung Kee Lee assisted the WHO’s Department of Vaccines and Biologicals and UNICEF investigate the potential global health use of NCIPD’s BCG tuberculosis vaccine. As part of the investigation, IVI conducted inspections of NCIPD and the Bulgarian Drug Agency.