India, Gavi Discussing Alliance’s Withdrawal From Country Over Next 5 Years

LiveMint: Gavi to withdraw funding to India
“In a move that could potentially undermine India’s immunization program, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (Gavi) plans to withdraw funding to the country. … Gavi is now in talks with the government to decide the course of action for the next five years, [Seth Berkley, chief executive of the Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance,] said. Gavi’s withdrawal of implementation and technical support means the central and state governments’ contribution to public health will have to make up for the shortfall…” (Punj, 4/29).