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Opinion Pieces Discuss Gavi Pledges, Organization’s Next Steps In Supporting Childhood Immunizations Worldwide

Devex: Equity, accountability key next steps after Gavi replenishment
Patrick Bertrand, executive director of Global Health Advocates France, and Jack Ndegwa, vaccines advocacy manager for the Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium; both members of the Gavi Civil Society Steering Committee and the ACTION global health advocacy partnership

“…ACTION — an international partnership of advocacy organizations from the global north and south — has developed a scorecard that keeps track of the 17 pledges to Gavi by traditional aid donors. Now that lifesaving resources have been pledged, those funds must be delivered on time, and must reach those most in need…” (1/30).

Huffington Post: Investments In Equity Will Impact Half a Billion Lives
Orin Levine, director of vaccine delivery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

“…Equity in health is a key priority at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and as part of their ‘Big Bet,’ Bill and Melinda wager that we can cut child deaths in half and eradicate more diseases than ever before by 2030. With one in five children still lacking access to lifesaving vaccines, we need Gavi to make good on their predication. Thankfully, donors agreed and, once again, went all in” (1/30).

Devex: Gavi replenishment 2015: 5 key issues
Katharina Wertenbruch, international director for partnership and communication in Berlin for DSW-Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung

“…[W]hat were the key issues raised by the replenishment conference, and what did we learn about the work of Gavi both past and future? Here are five key takeaways and upcoming issues. 1. Vaccines work. … 2. There is no room for complacency. … 3. Donors have bought into the Gavi model. … 4. Gavi graduates — how will they be affected? … 5. Where will the next vaccines come from?…” (1/30).

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