20 January 2023 | News
Leaders expect to secure at least $500 million in private investment
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Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has announced the launch of INFUSE 2.0, an innovation scaling hub to accelerate immunisation systems upgrades for the world’s most in-need countries.
INFUSE 2.0 features a collective of commercial and philanthropic investors focused on supporting global health entrepreneurs. The initiative also introduces a first-of-its-kind digital platform to simplify connections between communities, innovators and the private sector to make it easier and faster to share expertise. Impact evaluators will also help startups, investors and stakeholders better track and amplify the impact of their innovations on immunisation and global health.
By 2030, INFUSE 2.0 expects to secure at least $500 million in private investment to promote access to new and under-used vaccines and immunisation innovations in the fight against deadly and debilitating infectious diseases.
“The pandemic has rolled back years of progress improving vaccine coverage in the world’s most vulnerable countries,” said Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. “With millions more children now at risk of deadly, preventable diseases, we need to ensure the most promising, most scalable innovations reach the countries that need them, urgently. INFUSE 2.0 can do just that, bringing together investors looking for impact with entrepreneurs who can deliver it to help protect children across the world.”