As a critical partner of the GAVI Alliance, civil society raises the profile of immunisation and health and helps mobilise resources while holding governments and industry to account
Civil society also plays a vital role in policy development and delivering services
Save the Children UK's video highlighting to world leaders that they had 4 hours to save 4 million lives when they met on June 13th at the pledging conference for immunisation in London.
Source: Save the Children UK/2011
In the lead-up to the GAVI Alliance pledging conference for immunisation, the advocacy efforts of civil society ensured that GAVI’s mission was placed high on official agendas and in the public domain.
Below are some examples of civil society advocacy leading up to the conference:
Read the Civil Society Call to Action to Support the GAVI Alliance | Français | Español | Arabic. Released 10 June 2011, The Call to Action calls on donors to commit to fully funding the Alliance and reiterates that vaccination is the right of every child.
Two of the largest NGO networks from West Africa (REPAOC) and Central Africa (REPONGAC) sign a common statement, calling on G8 leaders to fully fund GAVI
Injecting momentum into our parliamentary campaign- SAVE UK blog, 13 May 2011
Cameron urged: act now to help save 4 million children in 5 years- ONE.org, 12 April 2011
Save four million children's lives in five years - ONE.org petition
ONE.org - Living Proof Campaign
No Child Born to Die Campaign- SAVE UK
TAKE ACTION form to ‘World Leaders’- SAVE UK
Ask Reps. & Senators to Fully Fund GAVI!- RESULTS.org
Joanne Carter's Huffington Post Article on the GAVI Alliance: A Special Relationship to Save Lives - RESULTS.org
Tom Zulauf's The Herald Sun article on reasons to invest in vaccination: How to save 4 million children - RESULTS.or