GAVI pledging conference for immunisation

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Major public and private donors achieved a milestone in global health at GAVI's first pledging conference in London, committing funding to immunise more than 250 million of the world's poorest children against life-threatening diseases by 2015.

13 June 2011

Pledging conference 1 Cameron
Ben Fisher/GAVI/2011

UK Prime Minister David Cameron kicked-off GAVIÕs first pledging conference by pledging an additional GBP£ 814 million pounds of funding to help the GAVI Alliance roll-out vaccines against pneumococcal disease and rotavirus diarrhoea.

Pledging conference 2 group
Ben Fisher/GAVI/2011

Conference participants (left-right): Seth Berkley, incoming GAVI CEO; Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia; Princess Cristina, "la Caixa" Foundation; UK Prime Minister David Cameron;  Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Andrew Mitchell, UK Secretary of State for International Development; Dagfinn Høybråten, GAVI Alliance Board Chair.

Pledging conference 3 Gates
Ben Fisher/GAVI/2011

Bill Gates pledged US$1 billion to support GAVI's lifesaving work over the next five years. Increasing access to vaccines for the world’s poorest countries is one of the top priorities of the Gates Foundation, one of GAVIÕs founding members.

Pledging conference 4 Press conference
Ben Fisher/GAVI/2011

GAVI's pledging conference attracted intense media coverage, serving to highlight the compelling need for increasing access to vaccines in developing countries.

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