GAVI Alliance 2011 pledging conference underway

   The GAVI Alliance pledging conference – Saving children’s lives – is underway in London with coverage via twitter at #4mlives and @GAVIAlliance, and at GAVI’s website: GAVI has provided a summary of publications and documents related to the pledging conference at:

Initial pledge activity has included “a ten-fold increase in Australia’s commitment to GAVI, which will reach AUS$200 million between 2011 and 2013.”  Anglo-American PLC pledged US$1 million per year for three years and Absolute Return for Kids (ARK) pledged £1 million “to purchase vaccines to combat deadly rotavirus in Zambia.”