The Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC) is an innovative financial mechanism that ensures the world’s poorest countries will get access to COVID-19 vaccines, regardless of their ability to pay. As part of Team Europe, the European Investment Bank has already enabled COVAX to make one billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines available in low and middle income countries through our largest ever support for public health.
The Government of Japan will host the virtual Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC) Summit on 2 June 2021. The event will aim to accelerate access to 1.8 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses for lower-income economies via the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment by raising an additional $2 billion from donors and the private sector, in addition to $6.3 billion already raised before the campaign was launched at the “One World Protected” event on 15 April 2021.
In addition to securing resources to accelerate global vaccination coverage, the Summit will bring together world leaders, the private sector, civil society and key technical partners to reflect on the challenges, successes and lessons learned; and look ahead to potential scenarios to address the pandemic and bolster global health security for the future.
EIB President Werner Hoyer will participate in the event. The livestream will take place from 13:00-15:00 CEST.