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Congress Must Pledge Support To Gavi To Save Children’s Lives

New York Times: Death Without Regrets
Bob Dickerson, volunteer with RESULTS

“…[Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance] has a plan to save more than five million kids’ lives in the years ahead — many from things as basic as pneumonia and diarrhea. But Gavi needs the funding to do it. We must take action. … Don’t be sitting in the bleachers at this historical moment. Let’s take on Gavi in a way that Congress can’t ignore. Let’s get media. Let’s get the congressional support we need. Let’s get the president to commit NOW to contributing a minimum of $1 billion over four years to Gavi — even before the pledging conference begins. Let’s give other donors a reason to stretch and to give in a way that reaches or tops the $7.5 billion global goal…” (11/18).

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