Gavi, India PM discuss strategic vaccine partnership

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Gavi, a global vaccine alliance, proposes to have a new strategic partnership with India for 2016-2021, which will see further fund support of up to $500 million to accelerate the introduction of modern vaccines for all children in the country.

The issue was discussed when Chief Executive Officer of Gavi Seth Berkley met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

They discussed innovation in vaccines and implementation of childhood immunisation in India.
Berkley was appreciative of the new innovative government initiatives, such as ‘Mission Indradhanush’ and ‘Make in India’, both of which are improving childhood immunisation in India, a PMO statement said.

Mission Indradhanush reaches the unvaccinated children.

Source: The Economic Times (link opens in a new window)

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