Government of Brazil signs grant agreement for US$ 20 million in support to IFFIm

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Becomes second BRICS donor to support accelerated funding for Gavi immunisation programmes in the world's poorest countries.

Brazil signs grant agreement

During this year's United Nations General Assembly in New York, Brazil’s Minister of Health, Gilberto Occhi, Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, and Christopher Egerton-Warburton, a member of the IFFIm Board of Directors, met to discuss the Brazil's US$ 20 million commitment to IFFIm. Credit: Gavi/2018/Andrew Seng.

London – 11 October 2018 – The Government of Brazil formally approved today a grant of US$ 20 million to the International Finance Facility for Immunisation, or IFFIm, which will accelerate the availability of funding for immunisation programmes supported by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Brazil’s commitment of $1 million per year for 20 years makes it the 10th donor to IFFIm overall and the second BRICS donor after South Africa.

The approval today follows a meeting at the time of the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York City last month, when Brazil’s Minister of Health, Gilberto Occhi, Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, and Christopher Egerton-Warburton, a member of the IFFIm Board of Directors, met to discuss the country’s commitment.

Read the full press release on IFFIm.org.

 

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