Bill Gates thanks ONE members for vaccines support


Bill Gates with ONE members at the GAVI conference in London

Ever since the big news last week, our ONE members have been thank yous from some pretty great people: GAVI’s CEO Helen Evans (listen to her message here), USAID Administrator Raj Shah (see his video here) and ONE’s Executive Director Jamie Drummond. Even the White House gave you guys a little nod in a blog post last week.

I’m excited to tell you that we have another person to add to this list: Bill Gates. This morning, Mr. Gates sent a thank you email to all the ONE members who made a big push to support funding for life-saving childhood vaccines.

“The ONE Campaign was a big part of this success. I want to thank you for your help in achieving this incredible milestone. Your calls, tweets, and letters made a real difference—and because of your efforts, GAVI estimates that 4 million lives will be saved in the next five years,” he said in the email.

And in case you missed the news, read this great round-up on donors’ commitments to GAVI for yourself!