Asian finance crisis threatens vaccinationsBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7131.571a (Published 21 February 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:571
- James Ciment
- New York
The financial crisis in South East Asia is threatening the development of new vaccination programmes.
When the International Vaccine Institute was inaugurated in Seoul, South Korea, in 1997 it was heralded as “the first international United Nations agency” based in the country. But it is threatened by the region's financial crisis—South Korean banks now owe over $150bn (£93bn) in long term debt to foreign and international …