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The Gavi Matching Fund doubles the impact of private donations

Dagfinn with Fred Riley

Fred Riley of LDS Charities presents a US$ 1.5 million cheque to Gavi Board Chair Dagfinn Høybråten. The gift later was tripled by LDS, with the full amount matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Gavi Matching Fund comprises three key steps:


For private sector participants, the Gavi Matching Fund offers incentives to be key contributors to solving a critically important global health challenge:

NEED: Support to Gavi from the private sector can help prevent a child from dying due to a vaccine-preventable disease.

RESULTS: Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective ways of saving and improving children’s lives, and their economic value goes well beyond healthcare. Immunisation is the foundation on which to build other basic healthcare services – healthy kids mean healthy families, communities and societies.

LEVERAGE: The value of giving is maximised for companies through the Gavi Matching Fund because the contribution is matched.

STANDING: Corporations can highlight their commitment to this important global initiative, providing further opportunities for engagement with customers and employees. Gavi, DFID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partners with strong records of delivering effective solutions.

STEP 1: The private sector partner makes a financial pledge to Gavi.

Step 1

STEP 2: Gavi works with the partner to find ways to engage customers, employees, business partners or others to contribute through the Gavi Matching Fund.

Step 2

STEP 3: Between now and end-2015, every donation to Gavi through the Gavi Matching Fund by the private sector partner, its customers, employees and business partners is matched either by the British Government (in the case of UK companies), or by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 100% of funds go to Gavi for immunisation programmes in developing countries.

Step 3

In addition to securing additional funding, the Gavi Matching Fund attracts powerful champions to advocate for the cause of immunisation and provide core business skills to help address technological and logistical challenges to immunisation.

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