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24 October 2016
Polio portraits: voices from the frontline of eradication
Today marks World Polio Day, when the global community celebrates the immense progress and considers the work ahead to ensure no child suffers from polio ever again.
02 November 2015
Afghanistan ensures safe passage of life-saving vaccines
Afghan health ministry shows commitment to immunisation by opening critical storage facility at central airport.
30 September 2015
New polio vaccine introduced to accelerate polio eradication in Afghanistan
More than one million children to benefit from the new polio vaccine
20 August 2015
More than four million children per year in Pakistan to benefit from new injectable polio vaccine
Polio-endemic country takes another step towards a polio-free future as it introduces IPV into its routine immunisation programme, as part of largest globally coordinated vaccine introduction in history (joint press release Pakistan MoH, UNICEF, GPEI, WHO, Gavi).
12 August 2015
More than 200,000 Papua New Guinea children to be protected with the new polio and measles-rubella vaccines
In a landmark step to help accelerate the global eradication of polio and protect its children against measles and rubella, Papua New Guinea introduces the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunisation programme and launches a nationwide measles-rubella vaccine (MR) campaign.
26 June 2015
Enhanced polio protection to reach 650,000 Côte d’Ivoire children every year
Côte d’Ivoire is introducing the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunisation programme.
28 April 2015
More than two million Congolese children per year to be protected against polio
Democratic Republic of Congo to introduce Inactivated Polio Vaccine with Gavi and partners’ support.
20 March 2015
Children in Bangladesh to benefit from dual vaccine introduction
More than three million children to be protected against polio and the leading cause of pneumonia (joint press release Gavi, UNICEF, WHO, GPEI).
18 September 2014
Nepal becomes first country to introduce IPV with Gavi support
Nepal is one of 25 countries who have received approval to begin using IPV with Gavi support. Afghanistan and Pakistan are also planning to introduce IPV by end of next year.
23 May 2014
Developing countries back ambitious GAVI plans to help immunise 300 million children
Ghana and GAVI host successful event at World Health Assembly.
28 February 2014
GAVI Alliance complements global polio eradication effort
Countries eligible for GAVI Alliance support invited to apply for funding for inactivated polio vaccine until 2015.
07 December 2013
Pneumococcal vaccine to protect more than a million children in Afghanistan from leading child killer
Pneumonia accounts for 25% of deaths of children under five in Afghanistan each year.
22 November 2013
GAVI Alliance to support introduction of inactivated polio vaccine in world’s 73 poorest countries
Alliance Board selects additional vaccines to include in its portfolio.
09 October 2013
GAVI welcomes Canada's support for measles vaccines
GAVI welcomes Canada’s US$ 20 million pledge to accelerate access to measles vaccines.
23 September 2013
Vaccine Innovation and the Global Press: Seth Berkley at the UN Foundation
GAVI CEO delivers post-MDG vision for role of vaccines in global health.
24 April 2013
Children in Somalia to receive new vaccination against deadly diseases
The Somali authorities launch a new five-in-one-vaccine against several potentially fatal childhood diseases, which could save thousands of lives [Somali].
11 April 2013
GAVI signs-up to Polio Declaration
Scientists, doctors, experts from 75 countries highlight achievability of polio eradication
18 December 2012
WHO, UNICEF and GAVI condemn attacks on health workers in Pakistan
The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the GAVI Alliance join the Government of Pakistan and the provinces of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in condemning the multiple attacks that have killed six health workers in the past 24 hours.
07 December 2012
Hans Rosling at the Partners' Forum
Professor Hans Rosling, co-founder of the Gapminder Foundation, doctor and professor of international health at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, presents "Immunisation and Development" at the Plenary Session Partners’ Forum in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
06 December 2012
GAVI awards countries and advocates for accelerating access to life-saving vaccines
The GAVI Alliance celebrated the accomplishments of 12 countries in increasing access to immunisation during a ceremony last night at the GAVI Partners’ Forum. The ceremony was hosted by the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Tanzanian radio host Taji Liunn.
28 November 2012
27 – Friday plenary
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. In this Decade of Vaccines, the Partners Forum discussions are centred on four of its founding principles-Results, Innovation, Sustainability and Equity.
25 – Building resilience in fragile states
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This panel featured exceptional health and immunisation leaders from Afghanistan, Chad and Sierra Leone, as well as representatives from WHO, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the GAVI Alliance Secretariat.
16 – RISING up! Advocacy for immunisation
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This session explored successful methods and tools of advocacy and policy change in the immunization arena.
24 October 2012
World Polio Day
There’s a lot to celebrate this World Polio Day. In all but three countries of the world, polio has been eradicated with the support of WHO and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. This year, fewer children (171) have been paralyzed by this crippling virus, in fewer parts of the world than ever before.
05 October 2012
Useful information for anyone attending the Partners' Forum in Tanzania: Climate, Passports & Visas, Health, Safety, General behaviour in public, Currency, Tipping, Electricity, Shopping
19 September 2012
A-Z of leaders in global health: politicians, CEOs, academics, journalists.
13 countries receive awards; government leaders, parliamentarians and civil society groups receive special recognitions
13 June 2012
GAVI boosts global response to measles outbreaks
New investment tops year of progress in providing world's poorest children with equitable access to life-saving vaccines.
12 January 2012
India's progress on polio highlights potential of immunisation
Statement by GAVI Alliance CEO, Seth Berkley MD on India's success in staying free of polio for a year and its renewed commitment to immunisation.
24 October 2011
Polio eradication will highlight the power of immunisation
Feared for centuries because of the death
and paralysis it causes, polio is finally on the edge of eradication.
04 August 2011
Civil society drives health improvements
Afghanistan illustrates the vital role that civil society plays in providing basic health services in difficult circumstances.
10 June 2011
Developing countries make record demand for life-saving vaccines
A record 50 GAVI eligible countries have applied for vaccine funding from the GAVI Alliance during the organisation’s latest application round, reported GAVI officials today.
20 April 2011
Immunisation week highlights progress and challenges ahead
Saving the life of even one small child is always a big success. As we celebrate this year’s immunisation week, which begins on 23 April, we congratulate the World Health Organisation and all GAVI Alliance partners on the millions of child lives saved through immunisation.
10 March 2011
Co-financing of GAVI vaccines on the increase
Since 2008, the number of countries required to co-finance new and underused vaccines supplied by GAVI has nearly doubled from 26 to 47 in 2010.
26 January 2011
GAVI welcomes a new global commitment to vaccines
A new partnership marking broader global collaboration around vaccines injects needed funding into the GAVI Alliance's efforts to help save millions of children and hopefully inspires other philanthropists to invest in childhood immunisation programmes.
14 September 2010
The unfinished business of immunisation
New vaccines against the pneumococcal bacteria and rotavirus could save more than one million children's lives each year, but a US$ 4 billion gap in funding threatens these and other immunisation programmes, a report published jointly today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the GAVI Alliance, said.
19 November 2009
GAVI honours 15 countries for excelling in immunisation and child survival
Fifteen health ministers from low-income
countries today received awards from the GAVI Alliance for their outstanding performance in
improving child health and immunisation.
28 June 2007
Hib vaccine - critical in Asia's effort to reduce child deaths
New study shows Hib vaccine protects children from significant burden of life-threatening pneumonia and meningitis.
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