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GAVI BOARD MEETING
GAVI Board Meeting, Stockholm, 11 March 2002
9. China MOU
here to download paper [MS Word, 350kb]
MOU was prepared by the Government of China with its national
partners, in consideration of the concerns expressed by the GAVI Board
at its last meeting in Ottawa in October 2001. To facilitate the
finalization of the MOU, the Board sub-group identified for the Ottawa
meeting - Norway (Chair), DFID, UNICEF, CVP, Mali, and the GAVI
Secretariat - considered the draft prepared by China and provided its
input to the draft.
sub-group had chosen to refer to the Vaccine Fund throughout the draft
as the provider of funds and support. Discussions between the UNICEF
and Vaccine Fund lawyers may result in wording changes in those
sections that refer to the Vaccine Fund.
sub-group further recommended that the MOU be signed jointly by the
Chair of the GAVI Board, the President of the Vaccine Fund and a
representative of the Chinese government. However, this may also
change as a result of legal considerations.
Approved in principle the draft MOU submitted by China, with the proviso
that changes relating to the above areas may need to be incorporated
into the final draft.
9.2. Approved a recommendation of a five year
financial commitment from the Vaccine Fund of $38.7 million to support
the program, conditional on receipt of satisfactory annual progress
9.3. Requested the Vaccine Fund and UNICEF to finalize the
MOU within two weeks.
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