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25 June 2015

Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi; Bill Gates Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates, Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Jean-Marc Gravellini, Executive Director in charge of Operations of the AFD.

Health in the Sahel region, together to improve immunisation programmes

The AFD, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Gavi signed an Initiative to increase coverage rates in six Sahel countries.

27 January 2015

Saving Lives - A Live Report

Gavi Deputy CEO Anuradha Gupta talks about the real-life impact of immunisation with health workers Sawadago Abdoulaye from Burkina Faso and Dr Faisa Ibrahim from Somalia.

05 August 2014

Niger’s Minister of Health administers one of the first doses of vaccine to an infant.

Niger tackles its two biggest child killers with Gavi support

Life-saving pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines are to be provided to all Niger’s children.

26 November 2013

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GAVI Alliance to support Nigeria's first new national yellow fever vaccination campaign in 30 years

Mass preventive campaign will protect close to 60 million children and adults.

08 October 2013


GAVI statement on latest trial data on malaria vaccine candidate RTS,S

Latest data published by Glaxosmithkline and PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative

06 December 2012

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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.

03 December 2012


100 millionth person receives lifesaving meningitis vaccine

A revolutionary meningitis vaccine will reach the 100 millionth person this week in a region of Africa that has been plagued by deadly epidemics for more than a century. The milestone will take place in northern Nigeria, part of Africa’s “meningitis belt’, where the country is conducting its second seasonal immunisation campaign against the disease.

09 November 2012


GAVI statement on latest interim trial data on malaria vaccine candidate

GAVI statement in response to the latest interim data on the trial of malaria vaccine candidate RTS,S published by Glaxosmithkline and Path malaria vaccine initiative.

04 October 2012

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GAVI partners help protect 50 million young people from seasonal meningitis in Africa

Efforts to eliminate meningitis in 26 at-risk countries will take a major step forward over the next three months as 50 million people receive crucial vaccinations in seven African countries.

19 September 2012

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Awards ceremony

13 countries receive awards; government leaders, parliamentarians and civil society groups receive special recognitions

08 March 2012

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GAVI recognised for work to accelerate introduction of HPV vaccines in developing countries

New York-based Women Deliver highlights potential benefits of HPV vaccine for as many as 28 million girls in developing countries by 2020. [日本語]

21 February 2012

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Q and A on Nigeria’s introduction of MenAfriVac

Interview with Muhammad Sani Adamu, Head of Accelerated Disease Control in Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency, who played a key role in rolling out the new vaccine against meningitis A, MenAfriVac, to Nigeria’s northern states.

26 January 2012

Chad’s campaign against meningitis A

One of the first countries to introduce the new meningitis A vaccine (MenAfriVac), Chad ran an immunisation campaign with GAVI support in December 2011 to help eliminate the region’s devastating epidemics.

10 June 2011

Rotavirus vaccinations in Ghana

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.

09 June 2011

Developing nations take increasing responsibility for immunisation

Developing nations are making increasing financial commitments to the cost of childhood immunisation, a key foundation for social and economic development, the GAVI Alliance said ahead of a pledging conference on 13 June. [German]

30 May 2011

Meningitis A in Burkina Faso

MenAfriVac, a new vaccine against Meningococcal Meningitis seroptype Nm A, is expected to prevent meningitis epidemics in Africa's "meningitis belt" of 25 countries that stretch from Senegal in the west to Ethiopia in the east.

11 May 2011

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GAVI commits US$ 100 million to fight meningitis A

The GAVI Alliance has committed US$ 100 million to help tackle meningitis A in Cameroon, Chad, and Nigeria, part of a strategy to save tens of thousands of lives in Africa with a new life-saving vaccine, MenAfriVac.

06 December 2010

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New meningitis A vaccine introduced in Burkina Faso

GAVI supports mass vaccination campaign in “meningitis belt”.

06 December 2010

Meningitis vaccine introduced in Africa's meningitis belt

For years and years, meningitis epidemics in the 25 countries of Africa's meningitis belt have caused death, disability and fear.

02 December 2008

Financed by the GAVI Alliance, massive campaign is launched to prevent outbreak

Burkina Faso vaccinates 7.9 million against deadly yellow fever disease.

08 September 2008

Two million people successfully vaccinated in Abidjan following a yellow fever outbreak

Yellow Fever epidemic contained after combined efforts from the Yellow Fever Partnership to vaccinate over 2.2 million people in the Ivorian capital.

04 September 2008

African health ministers to introduce new vaccine to prevent deadly meningitis epidemics

Health Ministers from countries of the African Meningitis Belt today committed themselves to introduce a highly promising candidate meningitis vaccine. The vaccine is designed to prevent periodic epidemics of the deadly disease in these countries.

16 May 2007

Global health partners mobilize to counter yellow fever

$58 million GAVI contribution to prevent highly contagious disease in 12 West African nations.

13 December 2006

The fight against yellow fever - a global mobilisation for Sub-Saharan Africa

AMP and partners convene first seminar-workshop in Bamako, Mali, to organise fight against yellow fever in Central and Western Africa.

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