IAVI announces new commitment from Department for International Development (DFID)/UK

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) announced the renewed commitment from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), which has confirmed a grant to IAVI of US $1.57 million annually for the next five years. Margaret McGlynn, IAVI President and CEO, said, “We are grateful to the U.K. Government for having been a long standing partner and supporter. The government’s continued trust in and financial support for IAVI will help ensure the development of preventive HIV vaccines that are safe, effective and accessible to all. Vaccines remain among our most effective and efficient tools for combating infectious diseases and can bring particular value to vulnerable populations, including women and children.”