Global Vaccine Summit 2020
Prime Minister Addresses the virtual Global Vaccine Summit 2020
WHY IN NEWS:
India stands in solidarity with the world in these challenging times says the Prime Minister
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 2:3:International Alliance : Health:Diseases:Global Vaccine Summit 2020
For PRELIMS go through the aim , who is hosting this year and a little background of this summit .
For MAINS keep an eye on the impact of this summit .
GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR VACCINES AND IMMUNIZATION(GAVI) :
GAVI is a public–private global health partnership with the goal of increasing access to immunisation in poor countries.
PRESENT HOST :
The UK government will host Gavi’s third donor pledging conference on 3-4 June 2020 to mobilise at least US$ 7.4 billion in additional resources to protect the next generation with vaccines, reduce disease inequality and create a healthier, safer and more prosperous world.
Gavi’s impact draws on the strengths of its core partners, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and plays a critical role in strengthening primary health care (PHC), bringing us closer to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), ensuring that no one is left behind.
KEY FACTS :
It will bring together private and public sector global leaders, building long-term sustainability and vaccine supply security to reduce disease inequality and create a safer and more prosperous world.
THE IMPACT :
- MORE CHILDREN SURVIVE. The increase in immunisation has helped halve childhood mortality by preventing approximately 13 million deaths and dramatically driven down the incidence of deadly and debilitating infectious diseases.
- NATION BUILDING THRIVES. As children become healthier, they, their families, communities and countries are more able to be economically prosperous and socially stable.
- GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY IMPROVES.In the face of global challenges, such as climate change, urbanisation, human migration, fragility and conflict, Gavi has helped countries broaden vaccine coverage and improve their health systems.
By improving access to new and under-used vaccines for millions of the most vulnerable children, the Vaccine Alliance is transforming the lives of individuals, helping to boost the economies of low-income countries and making the world safer for everyone.
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