GAVI Alliance: new financing measures for global health worth up to US$5.3 billion

The GAVI Alliance “welcomed a series of new financing measures for global health worth up to US$5.3 billion that will save the lives of millions of women and children in developing countries.” GAVI said the innovative financing proposals include US$ 1 billion to expand the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm) and “enable substantial new investments in health systems.” The package of new measures were announced at the United Nations in New York at a meeting co-chaired by UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and World Bank President Robert Zoellick, who “highlighted the need for stronger, better financed health systems, and better access to health services, including immunisation, for women and children.”

http://www.gavialliance.org/media_centre/statements/2009_09_23_IFFIm_HSS_funding.php

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