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12 November 2015

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Measles vaccination has saved an estimated 17.1 million lives since 2000

New data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Measles & Rubella Initiative, estimates that 17.1 million lives have been saved since 2000, largely due to increased vaccination coverage against this highly contagious viral disease.

30 September 2015

Afghanistan IPV

New polio vaccine introduced to accelerate polio eradication in Afghanistan

More than one million children to benefit from the new polio vaccine

21 September 2015

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala appointed Chair-elect of Gavi Board

Former Nigerian Minister of Finance joins Vaccine Alliance drive to reach every child with life-saving vaccines.

09 September 2015


China seals commitment to support immunisation in developing countries

China seals commitment to support immunisation in developing countries

20 August 2015

Pakistan IPV

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).

18 August 2015

Cameroon cholera campaign

People in Cameroon to be protected against cholera with Gavi-supported vaccine

More than 110,000 doses of oral cholera vaccine will protect people in the northern region.

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

Cote d Ivoire - IPV launch

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.

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.

15 May 2015

Qatar Contribution Agreement Signing

Qatar pledges support for Gavi to save children's lives with vaccines

Funding will help Vaccine Alliance protect millions of children from infectious disease.

28 April 2015

DRC Polio

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.

01 April 2015

Lao PDR to protect more than 1.5 million children from Japanese encephalitis

Lao PDR to protect more than 1.5 million children from Japanese encephalitis

Gavi supports national campaign to prevent mosquito-borne disease.

20 March 2015

Bangladesh infographic

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).

19 February 2015

Pakistan High-level meeting Press conference

Immunisation leaders call for increased political support for immunisation in Pakistan

High-level mission shines spotlight on challenges facing immunisation services in Pakistan.

27 January 2015

Pledges annoucement

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

26 January 2015

Industry and private sector leaders meet with Gavi and Bill Gates ahead of the Replenishment Conference in Berlin, Germany

Private sector makes new pledges to support childhood immunisation in developing countries

Vaccine manufacturers and private firms set out commitments ahead of major Gavi conference

09 October 2013

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Vaccine to protect South Asian children against devastating disease set for GAVI support

Chinese vaccine industry enters world stage with WHO prequalified Japanese encephalitis vaccine

16 August 2013

China-Africa Health Development

China President thanks international organisations for supporting Africa health development

China President Xi Jinping thanks high-level representatives of international organisations, including the GAVI Alliance, for their role in supporting China-Africa health development.

28 November 2012

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22 – Vaccines and cancer control: from Hepatitis B to HPV

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary

24 October 2012

World Polio Day

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.

12 September 2012


China ready to expand collaboration with GAVI

Health Minister Professor Chen Zhu marked the Chinese Government’s first high-level meeting with the GAVI Alliance on Monday by signalling China’s willingness to expand collaboration with the Alliance.

05 July 2012

Fernando Moroy, Director of Institutional Relations of 'la Caixa' Territorial in Madrid, receiving award

Atlético Madrid awards Business Alliance for aid to children

GAVI Alliance Board Chair Dagfinn Dagfinn Høybråten recognises “la Caixa” Foundation programme's receipt of global award from Spanish soccer club Atlético Madrid.

21 May 2012

Margaret Chan WHA 2012

Chinese vaccine production to revolutionise the market

Dr Margaret Chan highlights China's potential for increased vaccine production at lower prices following WHO approval of national vaccine regulator.

24 April 2012

5th Birthday Campaign

USAID’s Shah calls for zero preventable deaths

Launching the “Every Child Deserves a Fifth Birthday” social media campaign in Washington,  the head of the United States Agency for International Development gives a sneak peek of his vision for a world with zero child deaths from preventable diseases.

03 February 2012

Vaccine investment strategy

GAVI's role in preventing cancer

Information about how vaccines against hepatitis B and human papillomavirus (HPV) help to protect against liver and cervical cancers.

28 July 2011

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GAVI and the Union for International Cancer Control to mark World Hepatitis Day

Every year, 600,000 people die from hepatitis B-related causes, the most serious type of viral hepatitis and a major cause of liver cancer. [German].

01 December 2010

China HepB story child

China's dramatic fall in hepatitis B infections

From 2002-2010, GAVI co-funded immunisation against hepatitis B in the west and central provinces of China. Today, less than 1% of children under 5 are chronic carriers of hepB.

10 November 2010

GAVI CEO calls G20 to action

Statement by Helen Evans, Interim CEO, GAVI Alliance on the G20 Summit to discuss how to achieve sustainable economic growth and development.

19 October 2010

Joint project with China leads to dramatic fall in hepatitis B infections

At the start of the new millennium, the Chinese government's efforts to immunise newborn children against the deadly consequences of hepatitis B (hepB) infection were struggling to overcome formidable physical and economic barriers posed by the country's poorest provinces.

06 October 2010

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First pledging conference set for June 2011

GAVI Alliance donors and partners agreed to convene a first pledging conference in June 2011 to ensure that the global health partnership has the necessary funding to introduce new vaccines against the two biggest killers of children, pneumonia and diarrhoea.

25 July 2006

China immunises millions of children in historic collaboration between government and GAVI Alliance

Since 2002, China has immunised 11.1 million children in the country’s poorest and most remote western and central provinces against hepatitis B, reducing their risk of developing a deadly and common liver cancer, according to an announcement made today by the Chinese government and the GAVI Alliance.

04 October 2005

Immunization maintains strong performance made in last quarter century

Immunization at the global level has progressed very well during the past 25 years, but further increases in coverage would save the lives of millions more who do not yet benefit from this protection, said a group of immunization partners at the World Vaccine Congress in Lyon, France.

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