Media advisory - Bill and Melinda Gates to announce major new vaccine funding

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The GAVI Alliance celebrates 10 years of childhood immunisations

Who:

      BILL and MELINDA GATES, Co-Chairs, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

      JULIAN LOB-LEVYT, Chief Executive Officer, GAVI Alliance

What:

Press conference to announce major new Gates Foundation commitment to vaccine development and delivery. The speakers will:

  • announce new funding to dramatically reduce deaths in developing countries with vaccines
  • highlight the success of the GAVI Alliance on its 10th anniversary
  • present new data showing how many lives could be saved with vaccines in the next decade

When:

Friday, January 29, 12:00 p.m. CET (6:00 a.m. ET)

Where:

World Economic Forum Media Centre, Davos, Switzerland

Webcast:

Click here (http://www.livestream.com/worldeconomicforum) to access live webcast and video replay.

Click here (http://www.livestream.com/worldeconomicforum/video) to access video replay after the press conference.

B-Roll:

Please call Dan Thomas in Davos on +41 79 251 8581 for a DVcam tape.

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