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Brussels committed 300 million to vaccinate children in the world’s poorest countries

June 4, 2020

The European Commission has announced plans to raise € 300 million from Gavi, the vaccination alliance, to provide access to vaccines in the world’s most vulnerable regions and to strengthen their health systems.

In this way, Brussels is contributing to a campaign to vaccinate 300 million children worldwide over the next five years and is also able to fund injection reserves to prevent future outbreaks of infectious diseases.

The Gavi event will feature contributions from more than 50 countries and bring together more than 35 international leaders from the private sector and civil society. This $ 7.4 billion campaign, which focuses on fighting polio, diphtheria or measles, could also facilitate the global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Brussels committed 300 million to vaccinate children in the world’s poorest countriesBrussels committed 300 million to vaccinate children in the world’s poorest countries

“Vaccines can only save lives if everyone who needs them has access to them, especially in the most vulnerable communities and regions of the world. That is why Gavi’s work is so important,” said European Commission President Ursula. von der Leyen, who defends the importance of funding this organization.