SEATTLE – STOCKHOLM – COPENHAGEN (November 12, 2021) – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and UNICEF today announced a $150 million financial guarantee to help UNICEF procure vaccines and other health-related supplies Read More
Program Areas: Vaccine Delivery
The foundation provided support to expand UNICEF’s Vaccine Independence Initiative. This program allows countries to bridge-finance the procurement of vaccines while they await budget funds to be available.
The foundation provided a volume guarantee to Novartis to reduce the price of oral polio virus vaccines in the developing world.
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency working to improve health and living standards in America.
Vaccine Independence Initiative (Nigeria)
The foundation provided support to UNICEF’s Vaccine Independence Initiative to ensure that Nigeria would not face stock outs of lifesaving vaccines.
Global Health Investment Fund (GHIF)
The foundation sponsored the creation of GHIF as a social impact investment fund to support the development of drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics for diseases that specifically burden low- and middle-income populations.
Pharmaceutical company Biological E identifies innovative approaches to reduce the cost of vaccine production.
Press Release: New funding will allow countries to secure sustainable vaccine supplies and reach children more quickly
UNICEF December 13, 2017 UNICEF announced today that funding for its Vaccine Independence Initiative (VII), a mechanism to help countries secure a sustainable supply of life-saving vaccines, has more than doubled in the past year, increasing from $15 million to Read More
STAT: Smart strategies and collaboration can help improve global health
By Natalie Revelle October 27, 2016 In 2010 at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Natalie Revelle was a relatively new financial manager supporting the global health team. Bill Gates was present at a meeting, where Gavi, the global alliance Read More
Stanford Social Innovation Review: Making Markets Work for the Poor
The Stanford Social Innovation Review explores how the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation uses strategic investments for social impact. Read the full report here. Chapters: Philanthropy’s New Tools for Innovation and Impact Leveraging the Balance Sheet Neglected No More Unintended Read More