Breakdown of pledges made to GPEI at the Global Vaccine Summit, 25 April 2013.The Financial Resource Requirements series (FRR) provides an overview of the external funding – required and currently available – to finance activities planned by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) for the 2013-2018 period to eradicate all remaining polio disease – due to both wild and vaccine-related polioviruses and prepare for the post-eradication era in keeping with the new Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018 (the Plan). The budgets that underpin the FRR are prepared jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the national governments. The external funds to finance the activities primarily flow through WHO and UNICEF. The FRR will provide details of the current year and an overview of subsequent years. It will be updated three/four times per year. The February edition provides a summary of the key elements of the financial resources required for the new Plan. In advance of the upcoming World Health Assembly in May, the February FRR will be updated to include financial developments over the past months, and include new data from the Global Vaccine Summit to be held on 25 April 2013. The financial requirements for the Plan are projected to be approximately US$ 5.5 billion over six years. This figure does not include Government of India funding of its own program, estimated to be approximately US$ 1.23 billion for the 2013-18 period, nor does it include other national and in-kind contributions that do not support the budget requirements listed in the FRR. 2013-2018: Summary table of external resource requirements by major category of activity. The 2013 GPEI budget estimates (as of 14 February) for core costs, planned and complementary supplementary immunization activities, surveillance, emergency response and certification/containment is US$ 1.053 billion, against which there is a funding gap of US$ 660 million. Towards this gap, the Initiative is tracking US$ 520 million in firm prospects; if donors fulfill these commitments in the first half of the year, then the overall funding gap for 2013 will be further reduced to US$ 140 million. Interruption of wild and vaccine-derived polioviruses requires the raising of population immunity in the three remaining endemics (Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria), in re-infected countries and in high-risk areas prone to outbreaks and re-importations to sufficiently high-enough levels to stop transmission. This is done in part through intensified supplemental immunization activities. 2013: Calendar of planned activities and the corresponding budget details are provided below.
Calendar of Supplementary Immunization Activities, 2013
Endemic Countries: Details of external funding requirements for 2013-2015
New contributions of US$ 150 million for 2012-2013 were received during the period from October 2012 to January 2013, closing the 2012 gap and allowing a healthy financial start for the first quarter. In 2012, the GPEI received US$ 1.13 billion in contributions. New contributions include Al Ansari Exchange, Angola, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Canada, Germany, Japan, Liechtenstein, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Rotary International, UNICEF Regular Resources & National Committees, World Bank and Yemen.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Bloomberg Philanthropies to donate $100 Million to polio eradication
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