Hosted by the European Commission in Brussels, the GAVI Alliance held its replenishment launch event to finance immunisation programmes until 2020
On 20 May 2014 in Brussels, a high-level event hosted by European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs launched GAVI Alliance’s replenishment.
The meeting in Brussels framed the tremendous opportunity for GAVI Alliance partners to support countries in consolidating the gains achieved and accelerating progress post-2015, and marked the start of the donor pledging process for the GAVI Alliance replenishment for the 2016-2020 period.
Since 2000, with support from donors and strong commitment from countries, the GAVI Alliance has helped to immunise an additional 440 million children, which will save 6 million lives. We need to build upon this momentum as 1.5 million children under five still die every year from vaccine-preventable diseases in the world’s poorest countries. We stand at a critical moment in time where we can dramatically accelerate progress achieved against the leading killers of children and women.
For more information about the GAVI Alliance’s results to date, its 2020 vision and why immunisation is one of the best investments in future generations, download our replenishment brochure.
With bold new commitments from donors, implementing countries, vaccine manufacturers and the private sector, coupled with the power of immunisation, the GAVI Alliance has the potential to reach one billion children by the early 2020s, nearly double the number of lives saved since the Alliance was founded, and unlock over 100 billion dollars in economic benefits through health care savings and productivity gains. The meeting was attended by high-level representatives from Alliance partners, including senior government officials from donor and implementing countries.