GAVI and Global Poverty Project talk vaccines at Global Citizen Festival

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Global Poverty Project's Hugh Evans and GAVI’s Seth Berkley talk about the power of vaccines ahead of the The Global Citizen Festival, a concert which will be webcast and broadcast live out of Central Park, New York

On the eve of Global Poverty Project’s Global Citizen Festival, GPP CEO Hugh Evans, and GAVI CEO Seth Berkley discuss the power and value of vaccines, ending polio, equity and development.

The Global Citizen Festival, which takes place in Central Park, New York on 29 September, will bring together leading non-profit organizations and musicians, including Neil Young with Crazy Horse, The Black Keys, Band of Horses and K’Naan. The event is live streamed and broadcast across the Internet allowing the world to "attend" the Festival.

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US$ 80-100 billion

Investing in Gavi’s 2016-2020 strategy has the potential to deliver US$ 80-100 billion in costs averted related to illness, such as productivity loss due to death/disability, treatment costs, caretaker productivity loss and transport costs.

Stack M et al. Estimated economic benefits during Decade of Vaccines, Health Affairs 2011

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