Hosted by the German government in Berlin on 26-27 January 2015, the Vaccine Alliance held a meeting to mobilise funds for global immunisation programmes through 2020
On 26-27 January 2015, a high-level event hosted by the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, marked he culmination of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance’s second replenishment for 2016 – 2020.
Under the auspices of Germany’s G7 presidency, the Gavi replenishment was an opportunity for global leaders to stand together and mobilise an additional US$ 7.5 billion to save 5-6 million lives through immunisation in the world’s poorest countries.
“Immunisation is one of the most cost-effective and impactful investments we can make to improve the health of children in the world’s poorest countries and we are pleased to be hosting this event at such a critical time for global immunisation.”
Gavi's second replenishment was launched at a high-level meeting hosted by the European Commission (EC) in Brussels on 20 May 2014 -- an event which was opened by EC President José Manuel Barroso.
The Vaccine Alliance is seeking donor investments of US$ 7.5 billion over five years to deliver vaccines and immunisation to Gavi-supported countries from 2016-2020.
Immunisation is one of the most cost-effective and impactful investments we can make.
Dr. Gerd Muller, German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
If full funding is achieved at the pledging conference, Gavi will be able to help countries immunise an additional 300 million children, saving six million lives.
A welcome reception hosted by the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany Gerd Müller will be held on the evening of 26 January, and the Gavi replenishment pledging conference, hosted by Chancellor Merkel, will follow on 27 January.
Further details of the event will be released in the coming months.