The Summit is Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance’s third pledging conference and follows the successful Berlin summit in January 2015.
The new pledges will enable Gavi to protect the next generation and reduce disease inequality by reaching an additional 300 million children with vaccines by 2025.
The backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic is a sobering reminder of how much individual health depends on collective health and the critical role that vaccines play in keeping the global population safe and healthy.
The Summit also highlighted how important a safe, effective and equitably accessible vaccine will be in controlling COVID-19.
The Global Vaccine Summit marks 20 years since Gavi was founded.