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While in Cambodia for the recent November 2013 Gavi Board meeting, Dagfinn met families attending a vaccination session at the Koh Dach health centre outside Phnom Penh. The children were receiving the pentavalent vaccine, introduced with the support of Gavi and its partners.
Dagfinn Høybråten is the Chair of the GAVI Alliance Board. He is Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers and previously served as Vice President of the Norwegian Parliament and Minister of Health. A member of the Gavi Board since 2006, his active involvement means he is very familiar with Gavi's mission and the important role the Vaccine Alliance plays in saving lives and improving health for millions of people in low-income countries.
On 30th October 2013, Dagfinn Høybråten chaired a meeting of more than 150 partners to discuss the Vaccine Alliance’s achievements and challenges.
Click here for Dagfinn Høybråten’s opening remarks and click here for his foreword in the Vaccine Alliance Mid-Term Review report.
The report found that Gavi partners are on track to immunise an additional quarter of a billion children by 2015, saving almost four million lives.
22 September 2014
Taking action at the 69th UNGA
Global health events throughout General Assembly week feature Gavi leadership and highlight the impact of immunisation.
19 June 2014
Dagfinn Høybråten appointed GAVI Alliance Board Chair to the end of 2015
Continuity secured at a crucial time for the vaccine alliance.
GAVI Alliance Board approves new strategic framework to reach an additional 300 million children with vaccines
Alliance to support countries to build sustainable immunisation programmes between 2016 and 2020 to help save five to six million lives.
30 November 2012
Myanmar children to benefit from pentavalent vaccine and measles second dose
To celebrate the launch of the GAVI supported pentavalent vaccine and measles second dose in Myanmar GAVI Alliance Chairman Dagfinn Høybråten and Deputy CEO Helen Evans hosted a five-day visit to the country by six politicians from Australia and New Zealand, as well as officials from WHO, UNICEF. After decades of social and political isolation half a million children in the country will now receive protection from a range of deadly diseases including measles, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B and Hib.
12 June 2012
Immunisation: a matter of justice - Dagfinn Høybråten
Dagfinn Høybråten, Chair of the GAVI Alliance Board, delivers his message from the 2011 Annual Progress Report
20 February 2012
Voice of America interviews Dagfinn Høybråten
Interview with GAVI Alliance Board Chairman Dagfinn Høybråten on Voice of America.
As GAVI Alliance Board Chair, Dagfinn Høybråten promotes aid effectiveness as well as good governance.
See the following pages for more information:
Gavi Strategy and Business Plan 2011-2015
Visit Mr Høybråten's blog to read first-hand about his work for Gavi
Download the chapter “The Miracle of Vaccines” from Dagfinn’s book, “Driving force”.
The excerpt has been made available by kind permission of publisher Cappelen Damm.
Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers
GAVI Alliance Board Chair
Vice President of the Norwegian Parliament
Appointed as a GAVI Alliance Board member
Leader of the Christian Democratic Party, Norway
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Norway
Minister of Health, Norway
Minister of Health and Social Affairs, Norway
Director General of Norway Social Security Administration
Member of the Board of Governors of Norway's Central Bank
Dagfinn Høybråten's bio
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