The vaccine goal

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Accelerate equitable uptake and coverage of vaccines

The Vaccine Goal

Credit: Gavi/2013/Evelyn Hockstein.

Gavi continues to support developing countries to introduce and increase access to vaccines so that they are able to protect every child with a full package of WHO-recommended life-saving vaccines.

This includes introducing new vaccines into the routine schedules of national immunisation programmes and working to protect every child, including those who are hardest to reach – e.g. in poorer urban areas as well as more remote rural locations.

We also support global stockpiles and immunisation campaigns, so the world’s lowest-income countries can be assured of ready access to quality vaccines to protect against disease outbreaks.

In addition, we work to ensure that wealth, geography and gender are not obstacles to immunisation and that children, even in the most fragile settings, benefit from the protection that a complete schedule of vaccines provides.

Objectives:

  • Increase coverage and equity of immunisation
  • Support countries to introduce and scale up new vaccines
  • Respond flexibly to the special needs of children in fragile countries.

 

US$ 1 = US$ 18

A study in Health Affairs covering 73 Gavi-supported countries over the 2011–2020 period shows that, for every US$ 1 spent on immunisation, US$ 18 are saved in healthcare costs, lost wages and lost productivity due to illness. If we take into account the broader benefits of people living longer, healthier lives, the return on investment rises to US$ 48 per US$ 1 spent.

Ozawa S, Clark S, Portnoy A et al. Return on investment from childhood immunizations in low- and middle-income countries, 2011-20, Health Affairs 2016

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