Oxfam reaction to GAVI Alliance replenishment announcement for vaccine funding

Published: 13th June 2011

Mohga Kamal-Yanni, Oxfam senior policy adviser, said: “Oxfam is delighted that GAVI has raised more than $4bn to vaccinate children against killer diseases.

“Now that donors have given GAVI the funds it needs, it has a responsibility to help the most children possible. That means taking further action to push down the prices it pays to pharmaceutical companies and ending the conflict of interest that results from some of those companies having seats on GAVI’s board.”

Read more

> Donors commit vaccine funding to achieve historic milestone in global health (GAVI Alliance press release)

> UNICEF promotes vaccine pricing transparency (UNICEF press release)

> Oxfam's Health & Education For All Campaign

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