GAVI Watch [to 31 May 2014]
:: Latest News: UN Secretary-General champions GAVI’s life-saving mission
Ban Ki-moon emphasizes investment in vaccines as key to achieving UN Millennium Development Goals
Toronto, Canada, 30 May 2014 – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has agreed to become a champion of the GAVI Alliance, supporting its mission to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing access to immunisation.
He made the announcement during the high-level summit “Saving Every Woman, Every Child: Within Arm’s Reach,” emphasising his commitment to women and children’s health globally.
“I am proud to support the GAVI Alliance,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “Immunisation continues to be an essential tool in moving us toward the UN Millennium Development Goals. An investment in immunisation is an investment in the health of all the world’s children, in our collective future. A successful replenishment of the GAVI Alliance is critical to the efforts of the Every Woman Every Child movement to improve the health of women and children around the world.”…