Vaccines group seeks $7.5 billion as disease fight reaches peak

January 22, 2015 6:24 PM

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Vaccines group seeks $7.5 billion as disease fight reaches peak

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - 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 non-profit organization, launched in Davos 15 years ago, aims to immunize another 300 million children between 2016 and 2020, saving an estimated 5-6 million lives.

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