GAVI, GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR VACCINES AND IMMUNIZATION AND OBRA SOCIAL LA CAIXA JOIN FORCES FOR CHILD VACCINATION

15-03-2017 / by Lucta/ category :

GAVI Alliance is an international organization that operates in the world’s poorest countries to reduce child mortality, creating equal access to vaccines. The Obra Social La Caixa actively participates in this project, in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

With all the contributions from both the private and public sectors made since 2000, the year when this alliance was set up (2015 UNICEF Prize), 500 million girls and boys were vaccinated in 73 countries.

The next goal this organization wants to achieve is to have another 300 million children vaccinated before 2020.

This year, Lucta, S.A. has participated in this initiative. More specifically, our contribution is destined to the pneumococcal vaccine in Mozambique that protects child population from pneumonia, main cause of mortality in children under five years old.