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“GAVI : New Challenges for Public-Private Partnerships” 34th Breakfast Meeting Report

“GAVI : New Challenges for Public-Private Partnerships” 34th Breakfast Meeting Report
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On December 2, the Institute organized another in our series of Breakfast Meetings. On this occasion, we welcomed Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of GAVI, to speak on the theme, “GAVI : New Challenges for Public-Private Partnerships.”

Just four years remain to the 2015 target of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the global framework aimed at eradicating both extreme poverty and its adverse effects which emerged from the 2000 adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration. As three of the eight MDGs are specific global health issues, continued effort in the global health arena is essential if the 2015 targets are to be achieved. Under severe economic circumstances, and with sluggish ODA contributions from many donor countries, it is thus imperative to strengthen public-private partnerships.

In such circumstances, the GAVI Alliance is attracting significant attention. The GAVI Alliance model is a public-private global partnership which works to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by improving access to vaccination in developing countries. The Alliance brings together international bodies including UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank, private organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, vaccine manufacturers, and the governments of both developing and industrialized countries. With the Japanese government this year becoming a GAVI donor, and with 30,000 individual Japanese investors purchasing the vaccine bonds issued by GAVI, Japan is becoming ever more deeply involved. At this Breakfast Meeting, we were very pleased to welcome Dr. Berkley on his visit to Japan to speak about GAVI’s innovative public-private partnership, its funding scheme that is not reliant on ODA alone, the importance of Japan’s involvement, and the latest developments in the field.
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“GAVI : New Challenges for Public-Private Partnerships”

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GAVI Alliance CEO Seth Berkley

■Date and Time
December 2, 2011

WIRED CAFE  (Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower 2F)
* Ginza Line, Hanzomon Line: Mitsukoshimae Station A-7, A-8

Health and Global Policy Institute Office

Exhibition date:2011-12-02

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