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23 April 2015

Immunisation priorities for south west Cameroon

Dr Bernard Atembeh Bedifh, Regional Chief of Unit for the Expanded Programme for Immunization in Cameroon, describes three immunisation challenges in  the south west region of Limbe.

04 December 2014

EA Paediatricians

East Africa paediatricians speak with one voice for vaccines

Paediatricians from eastern Africa call on local and global leaders to invest more in life-saving immunisation.

26 September 2014

Reaching every child in Cameroon

Short film highlighting the challenges and rewards of delivering vaccines to a remote coastal region in Cameroon.This video was produced for the Global Citizen's Festival, held in in New York's Central Park in September 2014.

18 September 2014

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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.

28 March 2014

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Cameroon to protect its children against leading cause of severe diarrhoea

Life-saving rotavirus vaccines to be offered as part of country’s routine immunisation programme.

04 February 2014

HPV vaccine with GAVI support

206,000 more girls to benefit from HPV vaccine with GAVI Alliance support

10 countries approved in latest round of HPV vaccine demonstration programmes.

07 August 2013

Sabin Institute

At Dakar conference, countries showcase increased efforts to fund their own immunisation programs

Sabin Vaccine Institute convenes government officials to discuss progress on sustainable immunization financing programs (News release: Sabin Vaccine Institute).

03 December 2012

MenAfriVac

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.

28 November 2012

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04 October 2012

MenAfriVac Path

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.

25 May 2012

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health administers the first Rotateq to a child at Gataraga, Musanze

Rwanda introduces new vaccine against a leading childhood killer

Rotavirus vaccines will protect children from severe and deadly diarrhoea.

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.

19 January 2012

Map showing Niger and Cameroon

GAVI works with Cameroon and Niger to recover misused funds

Following separate investigations into the misuse of GAVI funding in Cameroon and Niger, both Ministries of Health have cooperated fully and confirmed their commitment to take all necessary measures, including the reimbursement of misused funds.

10 November 2011

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New studies show progress, value in vaccination against deadly pneumonia

Advances lauded as Malawi becomes next developing country to introduce pneumococcal vaccine on Saturday - World Pneumonia Day.
 

15 October 2011

Ethiopia pneumo launch

GAVI Alliance partners to tackle childhood killer in Ethiopia

Largest introduction to date of life-saving pneumococcal vaccines to be provided to Ethiopian children.

27 September 2011

Accelerating Africa's access to rotavirus vaccine

Sudan's introduction of rotavirus vaccine earlier this year signalled the start of a wave of African countries ready to counter the world's leading cause of diarrhoeal deaths with GAVI support. In September, the Alliance approved funding for 12 more African countries to introduce the rotavirus vaccine.

27 September 2011

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Vaccines against major childhood diseases to reach 37 more countries

The GAVI Alliance today announced it will provide funding for 16 more developing countries to introduce rotavirus vaccines and 18 more countries to introduce pneumococcal vaccines.

16 September 2011

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Burundi’s children set to receive pneumococcal vaccine

The Republic of Burundi will next week accelerate its fight against pneumonia, the world's biggest killer of children under five, when it becomes the tenth African country to introduce new pneumococcal vaccines.

30 June 2011

Cameroon pnuemococcal launch June 2011

Pneumococcal vaccines introduced in three more African countries

The Governments of Central African Republic, Benin and Cameroon will introduce vaccines in the coming weeks to combat pneumonia, one of the biggest killers of children worldwide.

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.

30 March 2011

GAVI Alliance steps up transparency on oversight of its cash programmes

To further increase transparency of the oversight of its cash-based support, the GAVI Alliance announced today that it will make public when it suspends a cash programme to investigate possible misuse of funds.

16 November 2010

la Caixa stimulates child vaccination with a new contribution of 3 million euros

HRH Princess Cristina, Director of the International Area of the "la Caixa" Foundation, and Mary Robinson, Chair of the GAVI Alliance Board, ex-President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, renewed this morning at Caixa Forum Madrid the commitment of "la Caixa" to the eradication of child mortality with the donation to GAVI of 3 million euros.

16 June 2010

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GAVI urges donors to tackle biggest child killers

Marking the Day of the African Child, the GAVI Alliance is launching its 10th anniversary Progress Report that lays out the achievements of developing countries in saving children's lives through immunisation.

19 May 2009

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Developing countries increasingly help finance purchase of life-saving vaccines

Twenty seven countries contribute to vaccine costs through the GAVI Alliance; up from just six in 2007.
 

26 November 2008

GAVI Alliance to vaccinate an additional 6.6 million children against three killer diseases

Alliance commits US$ 134 million but warns of funding challenges to introduce new support against cervical cancer, typhoid, Japanese encephalitis and rubella.

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.

28 November 2007

First year results - IFFIm provides US$ 1 billion to prevent disease

Nearly US$ 1 billion is being injected into life-saving vaccines and health services in developing countries as a result of the bond issuance by the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm) one year ago this month – the first such bond issuance with its proceeds provided to countries as grants for a specific development purpose.
 

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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