Record-breaking resultTarget of 7.5 billion US dollars is surpassed by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Germany's G7 Presidency got under way with an overwhelming triumph at the Gavi pledging conference. At the close of the event, German Development Minister Gerd Müller thanked all participants for the record-breaking result. The start of Germany's G7 Presidency could not have been better, Müller said. "The 7.539 billion dollars that were pledged today mean that an additional 300 million children in the world's poorest countries can be vaccinated. The efforts made in recent years can thus be substantially enhanced and further expanded. For the period from 2016 to 2020, there will be 600 million euros just from the increases in German support. These funds are also intended to support efforts to develop an Ebola vaccine and establish basic health care structures in the affected countries. We want to ensure that by 2030 no more children, anywhere in the world, will die from preventable diseases."