Above, photo provided by Daphnee Cook / Save the Children. Susan, 4 months, receives a vaccination with the help of her mother Rebecca, 33.
Published September 7, 2019
"In the next 5 years, Gavi aims to vaccinate 300 million children and will have a greater focus on building primary health-care systems. Ann Danaiya Usher reports. Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance—a donor-financed alliance of public and private sector contributors that was established in 2000 to make vaccines available to children in the poorest countries—is gearing up for its fifth replenishment. Since its inception, Gavi has financed vaccines for more than 750 million children, with funding coming mainly from donors from high-income countries and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which provided the initial grant. Gavi estimates that, so far, 13 million lives have been saved through its support for routine immunisation programmes and campaigns. Since 2000, Gavi has received US$17 billion in financing.