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IFFIm “essential” to continued financing for the COVAX AMC

05 Apr 2022

In the last year, COVAX has delivered more than 1.4 billion COVID-19 vaccines to 145 low and middle-income economies — a heartening milestone in the fight against the pandemic. Yet, with millions of people still unvaccinated, COVID-19 is far from over. The virus is evolving, too. A major variant has been identified every four months, on average, si...

True grit: In Nepal, health workers go the distance to deliver vaccines

05 Apr 2022

When it comes to getting vaccines to everyone who needs them, the “last mile” covered by health workers remains the hardest.

COVAX on the move

04 Apr 2022

Over the past year the Gavi COVAX AMC has been able to deliver 1.4 billion doses of life-saving jabs to 145 countries.

Guarantee Facility makes $225 million in revolving funds available to Gavi

28 Mar 2022

A novel Guarantee Facility designed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Gavi, and backed by IFFIm, has been set up, with a maximum of US$ 225 million available on a revolving basis. The new innovative financial instrument, first announced at the Gavi Vaccine Summit in 2020, leverages IFFIm’s long-term assets to improve the efficiency and flex...

IFFIm earns an 'A+'

23 Mar 2022

IFFIm scored an A+ in the latest review from the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), released in February 2022. The UK, IFFIm’s founding and largest donor, evaluates IFFIm annually, and has consistently given IFFIm an A/A+ rating as an efficient, effective and equitable financial instrument. Since 2006, the UK ha...

Ken Lay speaks at Wilton Park event on land mine clearance

10 Mar 2022

Speaking about how the IFFIm frontloading model can apply to other humanitarian causes, IFFIm Board Chair Ken Lay appeared at a conference about financing partnerships for land mine clearance on 8 March.

Lessons on COVID-19 from Africa: Q&A with Hassatou N’Sele

17 Dec 2021

Hassatou N’Sele joined IFFIm’s Board of Directors on 1 July 2021. As the Treasurer of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, she leads the expansion of the AfDB capital markets activities across the globe. Ms N’Sele is a Senegalese citizen. Tell us about your life. What experiences and people shaped you as a per...