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Vaccines Alliance Set to Ramp Up Its Work, Hopes to Raise $7.5B

The GAVI global vaccines alliance is seeking to raise $7.5 billion at a funding conference in Berlin next week, as its battle to prevent infectious diseases in millions of children reaches an expected peak. The nonprofit organization, launched in Davos 15 years ago, aims to immunize another 300 million children between 2016 and 2020, saving an estimated 5 million to 6 million lives. The economic benefits of that will be some $80 billion to $100 billion, underscoring the...

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