The Gavi COVAX AMC Summit "One World Protected" virtual event, hosted today by the Government of Japan and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, raised US 2.4 billion from nearly 40 donor governments, the private sector and foundations, exceeding the funding target and bringing the total pledged to the COVAX AMC to US 9.6 billion to date.
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If global health had rock legends, Bill Roedy would be in its hall of fame.
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Bill was appointed the first Envoy for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI), founded by Bill and Melinda Gates, rising to Vice Chair in 2018 - 2020. Bill raises awareness about the importance of childhood vaccines in fighting major killers like pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases.
Bill became a board a member in 2015, and was appointed as Chairman of the subcommittee for unaffiliated trustees in 2016.
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Bill served as Chair of amfAR, having joined the amfAR board in October 2010. Bill Is active in a wide range of corporate social responsibility issues, particularly those that target young people.
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Mr. Roedy served as founding Member and Chair of the Global Business Coalition (GBC) on HIV/AIDS from 1999-2002, significantly increasing the commitment of the business community around the world to fight the pandemic. In December 2010, Mr Roedy became the Chairman of their Corporate Advisory Board.
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Global Health Corps (GHC) are a leadership development organization focused on health equity. GHC are building a global community of diverse young leaders changing the face of global health, providing opportunities for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity.
In 1998, Bill was named Ambassador for UNAIDS (the joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS) because of his extensive travels and advocacy battling the disease. He has addressed the United Nations General Assembly on several occasions regarding the pandemic, and was the General Assembly keynote speaker, along with Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, at the 2010 Model UN.
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Bill served as Chairman of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, which has funded 272 small entities in 60 countries. This is a person-to-person organization that makes it possible for heroic young people to tackle the AIDS epidemic at the grassroots level in brave, bold, inspirational and creative ways. It reaches people at the ground level and is saving lives every day through peer education.
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