GAVI Executive Committee Teleconference
5 July 2005
Summary Report (
PDF - 87K)
1. Independent Review Committee (IRC) recommendations on new proposals and continued support
- The IRC new proposals and monitoring teams are again commended for
conducting a thorough and complete review, and providing insightful
recommendations that will be helpful as GAVI considers its country
support policies for phase 2.
- The input provided by the Working Group to the IRC policy
recommendations would be more helpful if it were more detailed and
specific, with suggestions for next steps and actions.
- It is clear that more technical involvement by the partners,
especially WHO and UNICEF, is needed in countries. A major challenge
for GAVI in phase 2 will be to ensure that the technical partners have
the resources they need to provide that technical support to countries.
- Regarding the IRC Monitoring teamís concern about how
countries will find the resources to continue providing safe injection
materials, WHO and UNICEF have initiated an investigation of how
countries will support injection safety after GAVI/VF support ends; no
action is recommended until that analysis is complete.
The GAVI EC:
| Approved the funding recommendations of the
IRC new proposals team, and requested the Secretariat to communicate
its request to the Vaccine Fund to release US$ 45,736,000 to support
| Approved the funding recommendations of the IRC
monitoring team, and requested the Secretariat to communicate its
request to the Vaccine Fund to release US$ 117,127,320 to support these
| Welcomed the initiative by UNICEF to lead a task
team to look into how GAVI/VF could provide support to countries in
crisis. UNICEF will follow up with a specific proposal for the teamís
terms of reference and composition.
| Welcomed the initiative by WHO to lead an effort
to explore waste management issues. WHO will follow up with a specific
proposal for the effort.