The aim of Gavi is to make vaccines more accessible and affordable for all children, wherever they live in the world. The alliance launched at Davos created multistakeholder cooperation to ultimately save more lives, bringing together the best of what key UN agencies, governments, the vaccine industry, the private sector and civil society had to offer, in order to improve childhood immunization in developing countries and accelerate access to new vaccines.
The work of the Vaccine Alliance helps developing countries reach the point where they can pay for and manage their own vaccination programmes. Sixteen countries – Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cuba, Georgia, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Kiribati, Moldova, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste and Ukraine – have started to finance all the vaccines introduced through Gavi support.
In 2018, we announced that Gavi became the first international non-profit organization to partner with the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution – a collaboration set to maximize emerging technologies to accelerate Gavi’s impact globally.
As Gavi celebrates its 20th anniversary in Davos in 2020, its co-financing model has prevailed, helping vaccinate 760 million children and saving more than 13 million lives.