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Gavi Requests $7.5B From Donors As Funding Conference Approaches

Reuters: Vaccines group seeks $7.5 billion as disease fight reaches peak
“The Gavi global vaccines alliance is seeking to raise $7.5 billion at a funding conference in Berlin next week, as its battle to prevent infectious diseases in millions of children reaches an expected peak. … The coming 2016-20 period will be the busiest in Gavi’s history, as it ramps up vaccine purchases to 2.7 billion doses from 2.1 billion in the preceding five years…” (Hirschler, 1/22).

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