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Supporting Gavi: No matter where you go, vaccines work

As part of the Global Health, Global Access project, Cordaid is advocating for Gavi’s work to ensure the Netherlands’ continued support for vaccinations and immunisation in low-income countries. The project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Gavi is one of the leading multilateral organisations. It was founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, together with the World Health Organisation, UNICEF and the World Bank. The mission of the organisation is to ensure vaccines for all.

Vaccines have been an effective cure against many deadly infectious diseases that caused unimaginable miseries for decades. Sadly, people in many countries are still suffering from these easily preventable diseases. It’s mainly because they do not have access to life-saving vaccines. This is one of the major obstacles on the way towards Universal Health Coverage and Health for All.

Gavi’s mission is to make vaccines available, accessible and affordable to the people who need it most. Cordaid partnered with Gavi in the past. They worked together towards the same goal. Now as part of the Global Health, Global Access project, Cordaid is advocating to ensure that the Dutch Government continues its unwavering support to Gavi’s cause.

The Netherlands kept its promise to Gavi

Cordaid has been stressing on Gavi’s role in achieving health for all and Sustainable Development Goal 3 for a long time. This was especially important during the replenishment of Gavi in June 2020. While the world is facing a major health crisis, country leaders from around the world promised their contributions to Gavi. We are proud that the Netherlands committed 325 million USD so that people have access to life-saving vaccines in remote parts of the world.

The journey towards a world with better healthcare continues…

We are still far from ensuring health for all. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on already strained health systems in many countries and made a strong case for investing in global health.

Once a vaccine for this vicious virus here, the next challenge will be to make it available everywhere, to everyone. Gavi can play a crucial role in achieving this. We are working with Gavi to explore more on the topic and what role countries like the Netherlands can play.