Qatar Fund for Development donates $10m for vaccination in poor countries

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Qatar Fund's donation will be used to speed up access to vaccination in low-income countries.
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  • The money will be used to increase access to vaccination in low-income countries.
  • The Fund will work with the Vaccine Alliance to ensure vaccination for yet-to-be-vaccinated children.

Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has signed a five-year agreement with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and donated $10 million between 2021 and 2025 to support Gavi’s efforts to enhance equitable and sustainable access to vaccines in low-income countries.

Under the agreement, QFFD will support Gavi to enhance access to vaccines in lower-income countries and will work with the Vaccine Alliance to ensure that zero-dose children– who are yet to receive a single dose of a basic routine vaccine — get access to immunization, local media reports said.

Marie-Ange Saraka-Yao, the Managing Director of Resource Mobilization at Gavi said the partnership with the QFFD will enable further access to vaccines over the next five years.

Building on our 20-year, country-led successes and guided by the principle of equity, Gavi remains committed to protecting the next generation and reaching children that completely miss out on routine immunization,” she said.

QFFDs donation and partnership will support Gavi in its mission to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing access to immunization and contributes to Sustainable Development Goal 3: “Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages.”

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