GAVI [to 16 May 2015]

GAVI [to 16 May 2015]

:: Qatar pledges support for Gavi to save children’s lives with vaccines
Funding will help Vaccine Alliance protect millions of children from infectious disease.
DOHA, 14 May 2015 – The Qatar Development Fund and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance signed today a landmark Contribution Agreement, under which the State of Qatar agreed to make a multi-year financial pledge to help immunise children in the world’s poorest countries against vaccine-preventable diseases.
Under the agreement, Qatar committed to provide an initial US$ 10 million to Gavi to support immunisation programmes in the period between 2016 and 2020. The funding will be provided through the Qatar Development Fund and follows the announcement at the Gavi Pledging Conference, held in Berlin in January 2015, that Qatar intends to commit funding to the Vaccine Alliance…
…“The State of Qatar is committed to helping the international coalition save children’s lives and protect people’s health through cooperation with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization Organization by increasing access to immunisation in developing countries,” said Khalifa Al-Kuwari, General Director of Qatar Development Fund…

:: IFFIm awarded prize for ‘Innovation in Islamic Finance 2015’
12 May 2015
Third global award given for IFFIm’s November sukuk transaction.