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Global Health, Development Leaders Work To Make Deals, Raise Funds At World Economic Forum

Devex: For global development leaders, Davos is about making deals
“The World Economic Forum annual meetings drew more than 3,000 stakeholders from across sectors, and while development was not always top of an agenda that focused on ‘making globalization 4.0 work for all,’ some significant commitments were made, including on aid issues such as mental health, disability, and refugees. … Here are some of the major deals that are likely to emerge from this year’s forum. … Leaders from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative were in Davos to make the pitch to donors; each need to raise funds over the next 18 months…” (Cheney/Edwards, 1/26).

Public Finance International: Call for countries to donate billions of dollars to fight infectious diseases
“…The Swiss-based not-for-profit World Economic Forum issued a press release after a session on health, at the international conference in Davos … The statement said the international financing organization the Global Fund needs at least $14bn to $16bn to fund its next three years of work, including $1bn from the private sector…” (Rensch, 1/25).