UNICEF Vaccine Independence Initiative Funds More Than Doubled Over Past Year

Xinhua News: UNICEF: Funds for vaccination initiative double in past year
“The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday announced that funding for its Vaccine Independence Initiative (VII), a mechanism to help countries secure a sustainable supply of life-saving vaccines, has more than doubled in the past year. The increase was made possible especially by a financial guarantee of 15 million U.S. dollars from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, adding to a capital base that also includes recent contributions from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and the United States Fund for UNICEF…” (12/14).

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