GAVI Issues Appeal For $7.5B In Funding

News outlets report on the GAVI Alliance’s appeal for increased funding for its vaccine and immunization programs.

Reuters: Vaccines group seeks $7.5 bln to protect 300 million children
“The GAVI global vaccines alliance issued a plea on Tuesday for $7.5 billion to help immunize another 300 million children against life-threatening diseases between 2016 and 2020 and save up to six million more lives…” (Kelland, 5/20).

EurActiv: E.U. more than doubles vaccine aid as GAVI launches appeal
“The E.U. has pledged an increase to its annual aid budget for vaccines and immunization programs from €10 million to €25 million in the 2014-2020 budgetary period, on the day that the GAVI Alliance launches a funding replenishment appeal…” (Nelson, 5/20).