The GAVI Alliance Board Have Approved a Framework That Will Support The Immunisation of an Additional 300 Million Children in Developing Countries
The GAVI Alliance Board, a global health partnership committed to increasing access to immunisation in poor countries, has approved a new framework for 2016-2020 that will support the immunisation of an additional 300 million children from 2016-2020 in developing countries.
A GAVI Alliance press release stated that the new initiative would save approximately 6 million lives.
The revised five-year strategy, approved by the GAVI Alliance Board on 19 June 2014, builds on current strategy and is designed to adapt to the changing environment in which the Alliance and the countries it is supporting will operate.
“Our donors can be confident that we have a robust strategy that will ensure we can deliver on the ambitious targets we set when requesting funding for the 2016-2020 period,” Dagfinn Høybråten, the chair of the GAVI Alliance, said. “We have a unique opportunity to use innovative approaches to support developing countries to continue to build and strengthen immunization programs that will benefit the children of today as well as generations to come
The Alliance asked donors to provide approximately $7.5 billion to achieve the goals laid out in the new framework.
The new strategy has four key goals, each supporting GAVI’s overall mission statement: “to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing equitable use of vaccines in lower income countries.” The goals are to:
- Accelerate equitable uptake and coverage of vaccines.
- Increase effectiveness and efficiency of immunisation delivery as an integrated part of strengthened health systems.
- Improve sustainability of national immunisation programmes.
- Shape markets for vaccines and other immunisation products.
Read more about it here: GAVI Alliance New 2016-2020 Framework