U.S. Should Contribute ‘Generous’ Amount To Gavi

Washington Post: The United States should generously support Gavi’s immunization efforts
Editorial Board

“An important conference is to be held in Berlin on Jan. 27 to secure financial replenishment for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, a multilateral nonprofit that for 15 years has been bringing vaccines to children in the world’s 73 poorest nations. Many attendees will be watching to see what the United States pledges to the effort for the next few years. It ought to be generous. … The group is seeking to raise $7.5 billion, and it has asked the United States to make a multiyear commitment, $1 billion from 2015 to 2018, compared with the $1.4 billion U.S. contribution over the past decade and a half. … Gavi is a worthy investment for the United States. The sums are relatively small, and the potential returns are significant” (1/11).

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