RVMC

Regionalized Vaccine Manufacturing Collaborative

About us

The stark disparities in vaccine distribution during the COVID-19 pandemic have underscored the urgency of promoting regional vaccine manufacturing networks to support vaccine self-sufficiency. Regionalized approaches are needed to achieve the necessary scale of demand, investment, and capability to maintain viable and sustainable vaccine production.

In 2022, the Regionalized Vaccine Manufacturing Collaborative (RVMC) was formed with the backing of a diverse group of stakeholders, including national governments, industry, and regional bodies. Initially, RVMC was hosted by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and co-chaired by the US National Academies of Medicine (NAM) and the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).

RVMC's goal is to improve vaccine equity, health security, and economic development for regions left behind in the COVID-19 pandemic. We aim to achieve this by supporting the establishment of sustainable vaccine manufacturing and supply chain networks that produce vaccines for routine use and are ready for outbreak manufacturing in support of the 100-Day Mission.

As of 2024...

CEPI will host the RVMC Secretariat for the next three years. The Secretariat reports to the RVMC Executive Committee, which is comprised of regional leaders from the Africa Centres for Disease Control (AfCDC) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), as well as leaders from CEPI, US NAM, WEF, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

The RVMC Secretariat also consults its Strategic Advisory Board, which is formed of representatives from government, industry, international organizations, and funders, and is convened to advise on RVMC's strategy and programs.

RVMC is the only organization solely dedicated to supporting the establishment of regionalized vaccine manufacturing networks. Many efforts are underway to develop parts of the regional ecosystem required for vaccine manufacturing, but they are not sufficiently aligned and coordinated toward a common goal. We will continue to advocate for our mission, support further alignment among parties within and between regions, and be available for advice under the auspices of regional bodies.

RVMC Framework

The eight pillars of the framework are the building blocks of a regional ecosystem designed to help regions address the challenges and opportunities they may face.

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RVMC Framework

This report presents a framework for expanding regional-scale vaccine manufacturing capacity to ensure safe, equitable, and reliable vaccine access for all. The framework addresses challenges and opportunities across 8 pillars.

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Regionalizing vaccine manufacturing: a path to equitable access

Learn from Dr. Frederik Kristensen, Managing Director, RVMC, about the importance of RVMC’s efforts to enhance equitable access to vaccines and strengthen outbreak preparedness.

Read more about RVMC's work

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For queries relating to RVMC, please contact info@rvmc.net

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