This week, India's Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced that the country would resume vaccine exports next month.
The move comes as a relief to health officials worried about the strained global supply of vaccines. India, the world's biggest vaccine supplier, was expected to play a large role in vaccine distribution across the globe.
But a brutal second wave of COVID-19 in the spring devastated the country, prompting leaders to halt all vaccine exports, until now.
Here & Now's Scott Tong talks with Niha Masih, an India-based correspondent for The Washington Post.
This segment aired on September 23, 2021.