Gavi only accepts vaccines donations under exceptional circumstances and requires both the manufacturer and recipient country to comply with a number of conditions.
In-kind donations of other health products, such as injection safety equipment or needles will not be accepted due to the transactional costs of taking a case-by-case approach.
This policy sets out Gavi's approach towards in-kind donations of vaccines, and other health products used in the delivery of vaccines. The policy does not extend to individual members, partners and constituencies of the Gavi such as WHO, UNICEF or developing country governments.
The policy is applied when the Gavi Secretariat is approached by manufacturers of vaccines about possible in-kind donations. As a general principle, Gavi will not accept in-kind donations of vaccines except under the following exceptional circumstances:
If, in these three exceptional cases, Gavi does accept in-kind donations of vaccines, a number of conditions must be observed. Most important, the donation must comply with UNICEF/WHO Vaccine Donation Guidelines and recipient countries must continue to comply with their co-financing obligations.
The vaccine donation policy was approved by the Gavi Board in November 2009 and came into effect at the start of 2010.