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Read Dagfinn’s latest article published on ‘Impatient Optimists’ -- the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation blog.Be bold: how Gavi will immunise another 300 million children
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.
Berlin, 27 January 2015 – Hundreds of millions of children living in the world’s poorest countries will receive life-saving vaccines as a result of record-breaking financial commitments made today at the Gavi Pledging Conference.
Dagfinn Høybråten: “The commitments made today will ensure Gavi can make a telling contribution towards the global community’s goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030.”
11 June 2015
Gavi to step up engagement with countries preparing for transition from Vaccine Alliance support
Board decisions will help increase sustainability of developing countries’ immunisation programmes.
27 January 2015
World leaders make record-breaking commitment to protect poorest children with vaccines
Support puts Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance on the path to immunise a further 300 million children and save up to six million more lives
11 December 2014
Gunilla Carlsson appointed to Gavi Board
Sweden’s former Minister for International Development Cooperation will sit as an independent member.
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
"No better investment" -- inspiring visit to Laos -- read on RESULTS.org.au.
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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