8. The International Finance Facility for Immunization
8.1 Requested a timeline of decisions and milestones
for the IFFIm, with the understanding that it would need to be flexible
given all of the variables.
8.2 Agreed to schedule an exceptional Board
teleconference in the autumn, if necessary, to make decisions required
to keep the IFFIm on track.
8.3 Endorsed the concept of an MOU between the GAVI
Board and the Vaccine Fund but requested that it be developed in the
context of the ongoing discussions concerning the complementary roles
of the GAVI and Vaccine Fund boards. A draft MOU will be circulated to
the Board before it is signed.
8.4 Reiterated previous decisions that the process of
disbursing IFFIm resources should be as simple as possible for the
recipient countries, build upon the experiences gain in phase 1, and
use existing mechanisms to the greatest degree possible.
8.5 Noted the request from DFID that there be a formal
agreement between the Vaccine Fund and the procurement agent (currently
UNICEF) to clearly outline deliverables, expectations and
accountability. Board members expressed the view that whichever
processes are decided, they should be consistent across all GAVI