Russian TB vaccine has successfully completed preclinical studies

05 October 2018

GMP News

Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Veronika Skvortsova announced on the Margins of UN General Assembly.

“In recent years, we have developed a new vaccine against tuberculosis, the results of the preclinical studies were excellent and now the clinical studies of the vaccine are ongoing.”

Mrs. Skvortsova noted that many countries are actively interested in the successful developments in the Russian Federation intended for tuberculosis control.

A high-level meeting was held on Wednesday, co-chaired by Mrs. Skvortsova on the Margins of the 73rd UN General Assembly. The Minister noted that the incidence of tuberculosis in the Russian Federation has decreased by 42% over the past 10 years. According to her, substantial success in combating tuberculosis in the Russian Federation became possible partially due to continuous funding for the programs.


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