Sigmadaf donation to the Alliance for Childhood Vaccination

May 15, 2023

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Sigmadaf has contributed a donation to the Alliance for Childhood Immunization, which for the past 15 years has focused its efforts on saving the lives of millions of children who do not have access to vaccines.

Sigmadaf's donation was made through the "la Caixa" Foundation, which in 2008 created the Alliance for Child Vaccination and became the first private European partner of Gavi the Vaccine. Thanks to the Alliance for Child Vaccination, both companies and institutions as well as individuals can join with their donations to the fight against child mortality.

Created in 2000, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is an international organization, bringing together public and private sectors to improve access to vaccines. Gavi has helped vaccinate more than 981 million children, preventing more than 16.2 million future deaths. This has been possible thanks to the support of all donors, the annual commitment of the "la Caixa" Foundation which matches all donations received, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Matching fund initiative, which doubles the total given to Gavi.

Since 2019 all funds donated by the three institutions mentioned above have covered 100% of the total Pneumonia vaccine budget in Mozambique and 44% in Ethiopia.