Every 60 seconds, 3 children die from causes avoidable with simple vaccines.
In 2008, "la Caixa" Banking Foundation became the first private partner of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance in Europe and launched the Alliance for Child Vaccination, offering the chance to join in the fight against infant mortality by opening up participation to customers and employees of the CaixaBank Group, as well as to society at large and to companies as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility, via the Business Alliance for Child Vaccination.
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is the first public-private global alliance to combat infant mortality. Its mission is to save children's lives and protect people's health.
ISGlobal, the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, is also involved with the Business Alliance for Child Vaccination as a strategic partner. ISGlobal has joined the Evaluation Advisory Committee of Gavi's civic society organisations or CSOs. This Committee, made up of 19 members from 15 different countries, aims to coordinate the activities of more than 3,000 civic society organisations that belong to the Alliance, working to ensure the vaccines reach all children.The long history of ISGlobal in the field of maternal and child health make the Institute a strategic partner for "la Caixa" Foundation in the child vaccination project.