SDG Advocates Back Gavi Replenishment as it Beats its Target and Raises Billions
Global Goal 3 is a promise to achieve good health and wellbeing for all. To achieve that, we must invest in vaccinations for everyone to protect the world’s population against infectious diseases.
COVID-19 has demonstrated the importance of investment in strong health systems and universal health coverage, and how in a well-connected world, we must leave no one behind.
To help achieve Goal 3, on Thursday 4 June, the UK Government hosted Gavi’s third donor pledging conference to raise at least US$ 7.4 billion. The aim was to protect the next generation with vaccines, reduce disease inequality and create a healthier and safer world. On the day, Gavi’s goal was achieved and surpassed by raising $US 8.8 billion. This means that by 2025, 300 million more children from the world’s poorest countries will be immunised from infectious diseases like measles, polio and diphtheria.
UN SDG Advocates such as Richard Curtis, Paul Polman, Alaa Murabit, Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana have also shown their support for Gavi’s replenishment and its role in helping protect millions of children and tackle COVID-19 to Build Back Better and achieve the Global Goals.