The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is financed by a wide range of public and private donors, who help meet the costs of the Initiative’s eradication activities. The requirements for 2013-18 are projected to be approximately US$ 5.5 billion.
2013-2018: Summary table of external resource requirements by major category of activity.
The Financial Resource Requirements series (FRR) provides an overview of the external funding – required and currently available – to finance activities planned by the 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 2013 GPEI budget estimates (as of 1 June) for core costs, planned and complementary supplementary immunization activities, surveillance, emergency response and certification/containment is US$ 1.054 billion, against which there is a funding gap of US$ 217 million. Towards this gap, the Initiative is tracking over US$ 217 million in firm prospects, which if fully operationalized within the third quarter could close the 2013 gap, provided enough unspecified funds are secured to cover all cost categories. Interruption of wild and vaccine-derived polioviruses requires the raising of population immunity in the three remaining endemic countries (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 (SIAs). The costs of the programme are directly related to the number and quality of vaccination campaigns as well as the level of technical assistance required. In addition to SIA-related costs, there are also surveillance and laboratory costs. 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 provides details of the current year and an overview of subsequent years. It is updated three/four times per year. 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$ 475 million for 2013-2015 were received during the period from February to May 2013, helping to further reducing the 2013 gap to US$ 217 million and allowing the Initiative to carry out planned activities and respond to ongoing outbreaks. In 2012, the GPEI received US$ 1.16 billion in contributions.
In addition, new pledges were made at the Global Vaccine Summit on 25 April 2013. As these funds became available, they will be reflected in the contributions above.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Lawrence Ellison Foundation Joins Global Effort to End Polio with $100 Million Donation
Monday, November 04, 2013
Saudi Arabia delivers on its US$30 million commitment
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Korea and Nigeria eradicating polio
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Rotary and Gates Foundation extend fundraising agreement to end polio
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Rotary honors German leadership with Polio Eradication Champion Award
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Australia pledges $80 million to end polio
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
South Korean Foundation joins the Initiative
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Global Leaders Support New Six-Year Plan to Deliver a Polio-Free World by 2018
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Bloomberg Philanthropies to donate $100 Million to polio eradication
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