Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, is set to announce a pretty lofty goal at its Tuesday conference in Berlin: It wants to immunize 300 million children by 2020.
Hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the event draws leaders from around the world in an effort to replenish Gavi’s funding—the $7.5 billion the alliance needs to immunize children over the next four years. As Gerd Müller, Germany’s federal minister for economic cooperation and development commitment, said in a statement, “Immunization is one of the most cost-effective and impactful investments we can make to improve the health of children in the world’s poorest countries."
To that end, the Gates Foundation’s (which funds TakePart World) latest project, "The Art of Saving a Life," visualizes this intention through a collection of artwork from more than 30 renowned artists. Though not for sale, the pieces will be featured at the conference and are intended to spark conversation and provide financial support for Gavi.
“From sculptures to paintings, from digital animations to music, artists have been inspired to capture the amazing power of vaccines,” said Seth Berkley, the CEO of Gavi, in a release.
Click through to see how these vibrant and diverse pieces convey an exciting future in which every child around the world is immunized.