Gulf donors have committed more than $39 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, with significant contributions from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman.
Saudi Arabia has announced a $25 million pledge, Qatar has committed $10 million and
The Gavi global vaccines group is to help protect more than 180,000 girls in eight countries across Africa and Asia from cervical cancer by funding immunisation projects with vaccines from Merck and GlaxoSmithKline.
Britain and billionaire Bill Gates pledged $2.3 billion at an international donor conference on Monday to fund vaccination programmes to protect children in poor countries against diseases like diarrhoea and pneumonia.
The money adds to a