U.S. ‘Must Increase Its Longstanding Investment In’ Gavi
The Hill: Four reasons why the U.S. should invest more in vaccines around the world
Richard Lugar, former Republican Senator from Indiana
“…Among our most effective tools for stabilizing fragile states and improving perceptions of the United States are our global health programs. … Especially important are our efforts to immunize young children against deadly diseases like measles, pneumonia and diarrhea. … The U.S. government must increase its longstanding investment in [Gavi, a] critical alliance. By doing so, we can build on the gains we’ve made in immunizing children around the world and help ensure that all children in poor countries have access to life-saving vaccines going forward, especially those in the hardest to reach places. … I urge the United States to continue its commitment to immunization by pledging $1 billion for Gavi for the period between 2015-2018…” (11/19).