The Vaccine Fund 

A healthy future, for every child

The Vaccine Fund provides members the opportunity to protect some of the world’s most vulnerable children and help them to realise their potential. Through their support of UNICEF’s world-leading vaccination programmes in over 100 countries, Vaccine Fund members deliver impact for children at a truly global scale.

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR IMPACT

Immunisation saves 2 to 3 million lives each year.

Yet, conflict, displacement and poverty keep some of the most vulnerable children from getting the vaccines that can protect them from preventable diseases.

This means that over 1.5 million people die annually from diseases that can be prevented by vaccination.

In 2019, 13.5 million infants did not receive any vaccines and COVID-19 threatens the delivery of life-saving vaccinations for millions of children globally. 117 million children are at risk of missing out on measles vaccines.

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TEAMING UP WITH A WORLD LEADER

As the world’s largest children’s organisation, the scale and the impact UNICEF can achieve for children by leveraging its infrastructure, economies of scale, expertise and global reach is truly unique.

In terms of vaccines alone, each year UNICEF procures an estimated 2 billion doses of vaccines and reaches approximately 45% of the world’s children under five, in over 100 countries.

Impartial and non-political, with transparency and accountability at the core of our approach, we work relentlessly to protect children, to build a better world for everyone. UNICEF is funded entirely by voluntary contributions.

UNICEF’s immunisation programme works in over 100 countries with partners in governments, NGOs, and the private sector to provide immunisation to the children who need it the most.

The Vaccine Fund supports UNICEF’s immunisation programmes working in the following areas:

  • Fighting deadly diseases
  • Combatting COVID-19
  • Eradicating polio
  • Tackling misinformation

INVESTING FOR EVERY CHILD

The Vaccine Fund offers members the opportunity to change the lives of children across the world. By pooling their investment together, members can achieve greater impact and make their support go further for children. There are two different ways members can support children through the fund:

Philanthropy
An individual or company pledges from €25,000 per year for 2 years.

Impact Investing
An individual or company makes commitments from €50,000 to UNICEF’s Vaccine Independence Initiative (VII). Investors in the VII can recover their capital in 5 years at a low risk* 0% return, with a 10x humanitarian impact for children.

*The VII has a historical default rate of 0% since inception (1991).

If you are interested in learning more about UNICEF's Vaccine Fund, please contact UNICEF Ireland’s Major Donor and Foundations Manager, Danny Smits