The Final Push to Reach Every Child with Vaccines

Our lovely Sydney Northern Beaches activists showing their support for Gavi

The job’s not over for this replenishment and anything you can do in the coming months, particularly for these key donors – and you happen to be in exactly those right markets…just a couple more months of maintaining this pressure and particularly over the coming month will be very very useful to ensuring a fully-funded Gavi.” – Geoff Adlide, Gavi

Key Message

  • The Government has made a needed injection of funds in Gavi with a $50 million vote of confidence.
  • This welcome investment in the health of children is an investment in our future.
  • Each year 1.5 million children die of vaccine preventable diseases.
  • Since its establishment in 2000, Gavi has supported the immunisation of nearly 500 million children.
  • Gavi aims to immunise another 300 million children between 2016 and 2020.
  • We call on Australia to invest no less than AU $100 million per year into Gavi at January’s replenishment.

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TAKE ACTION NOW

Write a letter to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, saying:

1. Thank you for recently committing $50 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance!

2. Please pledge at least $100 million per year to Gavi at the January 27 2015 pledging conference

Information

Fact & Action Sheet November 2014

Immunisation and Vaccines Information Sheet

Parliamentarians’ Gavi Sign On Letter

Podcast – Fact & Action Call

Senator Janet Rice and Advocate Emma Whitty

Tools and Resources

Tips for writing to your MP

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