Agence Française de Développement, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and GAVI Sign on Innovative Partnership to Increase Vaccination Rates in Six Sahel Countries
Jun 26 15
The Agence française de developpement, Gavi and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation signed an innovative partnership worth EUR 100 million at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, in the presence of Minister Laurent Fabius and Minister of State for Development and Francophony, Annick Girardin. The partnership aims to increase vaccine coverage in six French-speaking countries of the Sahel region: Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Chad. This three-way financing agreement will facilitate the introduction of new vaccines and renewal of existing programmes, as well as strengthening the healthcare systems of the countries concerned. Due to the efforts made by these countries, vaccine coverage has improved significantly in the last decade, but the proportion of children receiving all basic vaccines remains too small. France reaffirmed its support for GAVI during the GAVI Pledging Conference in Berlin on 27 January 2015, where the Minister of State for Development and Francophonie, Annick Girardin, announced this pilot initiative, in addition to a new commitment of EUR 150 million to the International Finance Facility for Immunization (IFFIm). This conference helped raise USD 7.5 billion to launch effective vaccination campaigns and prepare the future.
Gavi Alliance Presents at The Euromoney London Islamic Finance and Investment Conference, Feb-12-2015 11:00 AM
Feb 9 15
Gavi Alliance Presents at The Euromoney London Islamic Finance and Investment Conference, Feb-12-2015 11:00 AM. Venue: Marriott, Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 6JP, United Kingdom. Speakers: Barry Greene, Managing Director, Finance and Operations.