Gavi’s statement on health equity and human rights

Health equity is the organising principle of Gavi’s work and underpins the broader “leave no one behind” ambition of the global development agenda. We believe that health equity is achieved when everyone can attain their full potential for health and well-being.

Access to vaccines and health care is a human right. Any form of discrimination that impedes access to health care will negatively impact the vulnerable and marginalised, drive the spread of communicable diseases and threaten the health of society at large. Disease knows no borders.

Gavi urges countries to implement regulatory frameworks that guarantee health access to all regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

We are committed to working with countries and partners to ensure access to vaccines and other essential health services so that people around the world can live healthier, more productive lives.


Last updated: 9 Oct 2023

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