30 Jun Global vaccine and immunization scale up: A challenge to keep the momentum
Meredith Mazzotta, Center for Global Health Policy
At the inaugural pledging conference of The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) on June 13, a record $4.3 billion in donations was secured from private and public donors, including a $450 million multi-year pledge from the United States. Now that the international community has shown GAVI the money, securing the resources to potentially surpass the goal of immunizing an additional 250 million children by 2015, next steps to show results and keep the movement’s momentum are key. In that vein, the Center for Global Development (CGD) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted a panel discussion Monday exploring GAVI going forward with representatives from key global entities.