Europe’s 300 millions euros commitment for vaccines

June 8, 2020

Hat: Europe's 300 millions euros commitment for vaccines

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The EU pledges to fund Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, up to 300 millions euros for the periode 2021-2025. It will help immunise 300 million children around the world and finance vaccine stockpiles to shield against outbreaks of infectious diseases.

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The funding will help:

  • Vaccinate 300 million children and save up to 8 million lives.
  • Ensure the successful transition of some countries into self-financing.
  • Leverage US$ 3.6 billion in national co-financing and self-funded vaccine programmes.
  • Deliver over 3.2 billion doses of life-saving vaccines to 55 countries.
  • Facilitate 1.4 billion contacts between families and health services through vaccination.
  • Insure the world against the re-emergence of polio through routine inactivated polio vaccine programmes in collaboration with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
  • Fund vaccine stockpiles for emergency use to stop dangerous outbreaks.
The funds would go to Gavi through the Neighborhood Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI).

Url description: European Commission - Press corner

Url: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_989