Here’s what political leaders and other partners are saying about Gavi’s MTR.
An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. Preventing disease is the essence of wisdom.
There is no option other than to be optimistic. You have to keep doing more and better – which is what Gavi is good at.
HE Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, United Arab Emirates
The UN attaches great importance to the work of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, in our shared efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and make vaccines affordable and accessible in the world’s poorest countries.
António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General
Gavi promotes awareness, provides and distributes affordable vaccines, strengthens healthcare systems and fights epidemics. This is a blessing for millions of children and their families.
Angela Merkel, Chancellor, the Federal Republic of Germany
Congratulations to Gavi and my brother Seth on the enormous impact they have made for millions of children around the world. There is no health for all without vaccines for all.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization
We have given a lot of attention to the basic care of the health system. This has contributed to the success we have achieved with the partnership with Gavi.
Carlos Agostinho do Rosário, Prime Minister of Mozambique
1 in 10 children around the world are still at risk from vaccine-preventable diseases. Gavi must double efforts to increase equitable coverage and civil society can help. Together we can reach every last child.
Edmund Duodo, Executive Director, Divine Mother and Child Foundation, Ghana
We know that illness is universal and access to healthcare is not. But with the power of…technology…we can transform access to healthcare for millions of people and bring vaccines to every last child.
Raj Panjabi, CEO, Last Mile Health
Natural and man-made disasters can wipe out decades of work in the health space. Very strong resilience building should be a task for the global community.
Henriette Geiger, Director, Directorate for People and Peace, International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
Immunization is an essential building block to the SDGs. The other determinants of health will help deliver in a cross-sectoral approach, with better value for money.
Michèle Boccoz, WHO Assistant Director-General for External Relations
Gavi contributes directly to USAID’s goals to prevent child and maternal deaths, protect communities from infectious diseases, and to support countries on their Journey to Self-Reliance.
Mark Green, USAID Administrator
Gavi and the Global Fund are probably the closest relationship between two multilaterals in the global health space and that is not an accident.
Peter Sands, Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
We are looking at the issues with different eyes. The value add of working together is unprecedented.
Shanelle Hall, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF
Honored to have been part of the Innovation Workspace at the Gavi MTR with Living Goods, Last Mile Health and other pacesetters to showcase how tech can shape the future of immunization delivery and innovation.
It is clear that the Alliance is a core pillar of the international global health architecture, and Italy is proud to be among the main donors.
Diego Cimino, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Italy
Less than 10% of children in the world’s poorest countries receive all 11 WHO recommended vaccines. Gavi must strive for vaccine equity. Let’s find out who is being missed and why.
Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective health interventions, saving US$ 44 4 every US$ 1 spent. By closing the gender gap in immunization, more children can go to school, live healthy and help increase their national economic output.
Ramesh Ferris, polio survivor and vaccine promoter, Canada
Celebrating 18 years of investments in immunisation at the Gavi MTR in Abu Dhabi today. 700 million children immunised since 2000, preventing 10 million deaths! Norway is a consistent partner!
Nikolai Astrup, Minister of International Development, Norway
Gavi is spearheading the way development work should be done by investing in cost-effective changes that really work and monitoring progress. Now we’re looking at the progress in saving millions of children’s lives, but also at the future to see how the landscape is changing.
Ola Rosling, President, Gapminder
Incredibly proud to be one of the Gavi INFUSE Pacesetters. We had a great first day at the MTR in Abu Dhabi yesterday. We were at the innovation space and had the chance to meet truly inspiring innovators that are working to deliver vaccines to the last mile.
This Gavi MTR, we celebrate Gavi’s achievements in delivering over 700 million vaccines over the past 18 years to the world’s most vulnerable.
Global Citizen Canada
Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective health interventions, saving US$44 for every US$1 spent – By closing the gender-gap in immunisation, more children can go to school, live healthily and help increase their national economic output.
Global Citizen Australia
If Gavi is the ‘best kept secret’ in global health, the best kept secret in Gavi is the increasingly big role that countries play in self-financing their immunizations – $298M last year.
Orin Levine, Director of Vaccine Delivery, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
This week, at the Gavi 2018 mid-term review, we celebrate 10M lives saved since Gavi’s inception.
Chris Elias, President of Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Do you remember your first day of school? What about your first kiss? Gavi is giving millions of children these memories through life-saving vaccines.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Gavi continues to demonstrate the strength of its model in an ever-changing world.
Brilliant results coming from the Gavi MTR: ‘700million kids vaccinated with support from Gavi resulting in 10million lives saved.
The Gavi model works. We’ve been able to save many lives. Vaccines work, but the cooperation model between Gavi and governments REALLY works.
HE Jakaya Kikwete, former President of Tanzania
700 million vaccines delivered in the past 18 years. Vaccination campaigns reached 200 million people. Aims to immunise 300 million more children by 2020. Boom! Let’s be the generation to achieve health for all!
Global Citizen UK
More than 700 million children vaccinated and 10 million lives saved since the year 2000. Congratulations Gavi.
World Economic Forum
Delighted to be with so many Gavi champions at the Gavi MTR, all focused on ensuring we reach every last child because vaccines work! Keep going!!
Yvonne Chaka Chaka, singer, South Africa
The Gavi MTR is an opportunity to reflect on the Gavi model – ensuring that children’s health and country stakeholders remain at the center of Gavi.
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