Disbursements

IFFIm has delivered on its goal to frontload, disbursing US$ 2.5 billion to support vaccine purchase and delivery to 71 developing countries

Gavi has led the effort to vaccinate more than 580 million children, saving more than eight million lives from 2000-2016. Without IFFIm funds, this would not have been possible.

In total, US$ 2.5 billion has already been disbursed to support vaccine purchase and delivery to 71 developing countries.

 

Breakthrough vaccines

In addition, IFFIm has been instrumental in helping Gavi fund breakthrough vaccines quickly and securely.

For instance, IFFIm financed more than 90% of Gavi's promised payment to UNICEF to secure initial doses of pentavalent, a single shot of which immunises against five infectious diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) and hepatitis B.

Gavi could not have made that promise, including upfront cash payments, without its ability to rely on long-term, stable funding from IFFIm.

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76 million

By the end of 2015, Gavi had contributed to immunising 76 million children against pneumococcal disease. Gavi surpassed its 2015 target of 45 introductions already in 2014 – more than one year ahead of schedule. More than three-quarters of all Gavi-supported countries have introduced the vaccine.

WHO/UNICEF 2016

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