About the Pledging Conference

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Hosted by the German government in Berlin, the Vaccine Alliance held a meeting on 27 January 2015 to mobilise funds for global immunisation programmes through 2020

On 27 January 2015, a high-level event hosted by the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel marked the 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.

“The German government is looking forward to welcoming Gavi partners within the framework of the German presidency in the G7 to Berlin for this important event,” said Dr. Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development.

“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 Ask

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 is being held on the evening of 26 January, and the Gavi replenishment pledging conference, hosted by Chancellor Merkel, follows on 27 January.

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