COVAX begins vaccine rollout amid global supply challenges

09 Jul 2021

Camel riders traverse Northern Kenya to spread the word about COVID-19 vaccines. Planes bearing half a million vaccines touch down in Manila. Mongolian villagers gather in a health centre waiting room in Batsumber. Around the world, millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines have begun arriving through the COVAX Facility in the largest and most rapid g...

Australia increases support for COVAX through new pledges to IFFIm

02 Jul 2021

Australia has made new commitments of long-term funding to IFFIm to support the purchase and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to 92 lower-income economies.  Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced his country has pledged AU$ 50 million to IFFIm for the Gavi COVAX AMC. Australia previously pledged AU$36 million to IFFIm for the AMC, bri...

Sweden makes historic US$ 287 million commitment to IFFIm

11 May 2021

On 15 April, at the “One World Protected” event to launch a campaign to raise US $2 billion for the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment, Per Olsson Fridh, Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation announced his country’s US$ 258.1 million (SEK 2.25 billion) in long-term funding to IFFIm to support the purchase and distribution of...

The Innovative Humanitarian Financing Forum to develop collaboration with WEF

19 Nov 2020

The Innovative Humanitarian Financing Forum (IHFF), founded by leaders from IFFIm’s Board and the British Red Cross, convened online on 4 November 2020, bringing to the table 33 people from 17 organisations, both returning and new participants, to explore ways to catalyse humanitarian investing initiatives. Launched to enthusiastic response in Lo...

The art of innovative finance

29 Jul 2020

An interview with IFFIm Board member Marcus Fedder.

Innovative Humanitarian Financing Forum charts way forward

25 Jun 2020

Leaders in business and philanthropy explore pathways to catalyse change through public-private financing. How can public and private sectors work together to increase the scale and scope of funding required to proactively address social causes - and potentially avert crises from future global threats?

IFFIm stands ready to support COVID-19 vaccines

09 Apr 2020

Fast, flexible financing could be a game-changer in fighting the virus.