Address of Dr. Seth Franklin Berkley, Chief Executive Officer of GAVI, to the Sunhak Peace Award Ceremony at World Summit 2022 on 12 February 2022.
Dr. Seth Franklin Berkley, Chief Executive Officer of GAVI, The Vaccine Alliance, Geneva, Switzerland
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, is the largest international cooperation mechanism that contributed to improving overall health of humanity by providing vaccination to children in low-income countries.
Gavi coordinated the COVAX Facility immediately after the coronavirus outbreak in the year 2020 to provide fair and equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines in every nation across the globe, including developing countries where it is difficult to proactively secure vaccines. The COVAX initiative to reduce vaccine disparity between high-and low-income countries aims to accelerate the development, production, and equitable access to vaccines. It has greatly contributed to saving lives in low-income countries by delivering over 1 billion doses of vaccine to 144 countries as of January 2022.