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Join the fight against infant mortality

Millions of children can be saved if they have access to vaccines that save lives. It's up to us to do this!

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  • WHO WE ARE

    Every 60 seconds, 3 children die from causes avoidable with simple vaccines.

    To end this situation, on 2008, ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation became the first private shareholder in Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance in Europe, and together they created the Business Alliance for Child Vaccination, an initiative that fights against infant mortality in underprivileged regions through vaccinations at a young age.

    Thanks to this alliance, we are managing to reduce the number of premature deaths in the affected areas, increase life expectancy and, in general, shape a better future for the towns and cities.

    The collaboration, which has lasted over 10 years, has resulted in the Deccenials a generation that has brought back hope to this cause and shown that it is possible make a difference to the fate of these children.

    The ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance are offering the opportunity to join the fight against infant mortality, opening up participation to CaixaBank employees and customers as well as society at large and companies as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility through the Business Alliance for Child Vaccination.

    Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is the first global, public-private alliance fighting against infant mortality. Its mission is to save the lives of children and protect the health of the most vulnerable people.

    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.

     

     

  • WHAT WE DO

    "la Caixa" Banking Foundation as a partner of Gavi participates into the project monitoring and guarantees that all donations are given entirely to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance for child vaccination.

    Since 2015 "la Caixa" Banking Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have respectively doubled all funds donated to Gavi by the private sector by making parallel donations, quadrupling the efforts made to combat infant mortality.

     

  • WHO IT'S FOR

    For Spanish firms that want to collaborate in the Gavi initiative as part of their corporate social responsibility actions, CSR, for clients and employees of CaixaBank and anyone who wants to make a microdonation.

    "Life or death for a young child too often depends on whether he is born in a country where vaccines are available or not"
    Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), GAVI Founding Chair

     

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Alma, la red social social

jueves, 26 abr. 2018

Uno de los mejores momentos de nuestra historia

Los últimos índices de desarrollo prueban que estamos en el mejor momento de nuestra historia. GAVI y la Obra Social ”la Caixa” celebran 10 años haciendo que el mundo avance para todos y dando una oportunidad de vida a toda una generación.

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  • More than 4.5 million children vaccinated

  • More than 1,500 sponsor companies associated with the Business Alliance

  • 10 million deaths prevented

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