GAVI Board Meeting, 21-22 June 2001, London, England
Countries in Complex Emergencies
The paper was
commended for its breadth of information and clarity.
- Agreed to the recommendations in the paper, namely:
- Using its advocacy channels, GAVI will encourage international
and national authorities to include longer-term support to
immunization services in their resource mobilization efforts
during the acute conflict phase, to ensure sustained funding.
- In countries with well-functioning national governments
and relatively high immunization coverage, there may be vulnerable
populations within their borders that are not reached by the
health system. GAVI will encourage partners to ensure that
immunization services are reaching those at risk.
- In countries where governments are weak or non-functional,
GAVI will consider proposals submitted by an operational partner
or partners (such as WHO and UNICEF), engaging the multiple
partners most suited to reach all parts of the countries (e.g.,
UNHCR, Médicins sans Frontières) with those
partners taking responsibility for implementation.