GAVI [to 18 July 2015]

GAVI [to 18 July 2015]

:: Global consensus on financing development provides platform for sustainable development goals
Gavi highlighted at Addis Ababa meeting.
Geneva, 17 July 2015 – Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance today welcomed progress towards financing the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that world leaders are due to adopt in New York in September during the United Nations General Assembly.

The Addis Ababa Action Agenda, endorsed by the world’s governments at the Financing for Development conference yesterday, highlights key areas of development financing with the ultimate goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. These include increases in domestic resources, urging donors meet their aid commitments and the use of innovative financing mechanisms and multi stakeholder partnerships to maximise impact of development funding.

In September, countries are expected to finalise the SDGs, which will replace the Millennium Development Goals. The agreement in Addis Ababa underpins the crucial need to fund health interventions such as immunisation.

The Action Agenda commits the world’s governments to “support research and development of vaccines and medicines, as well as preventive measures and treatments for the communicable and non-communicable diseases, in particular those that disproportionately impact developing countries”. It adds, “We will support relevant initiatives, such as Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which incentivizes innovation while expanding access in developing countries…

:: Alwaleed Philanthropies to support childhood immunisation with US$ 1 million pledge
Funding will cover the costs of vaccines in six countries
Geneva, 13 July 2015 – Alwaleed Philanthropies today committed to protecting the lives of children through immunisation by signing an agreement worth US$ 1 million with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

The agreement, which was negotiated at the Gavi Pledging Conference in January, marks the first time Alwaleed Philanthropies has provided support to Gavi. The contribution will support all projected vaccine needs in Timor Leste, Kiribati, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, and Guyana for the 2016-2020 period…