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17 July 2015

India pentavalent scale-up 2014

New coverage figures show more children than ever being reached with immunisation in poorest countries

Coverage trends heading in right direction but major differences remain between countries.

11 June 2015

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Gavi to step up engagement with countries preparing for transition from Vaccine Alliance support

Board decisions will help increase sustainability of developing countries’ immunisation programmes.

30 April 2015


DR Congo's introduction of inactivated polio vaccine – seen through the eyes of a mother and father

As DR Congo takes a vital step toward eradicating the scourge of polio, Evariste and Marie-Josée tell Gavi’s Fred Tissandier why the inactivated polio vaccine is so critical to securing a healthy future for their children.

28 April 2015

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Keeping DR Congo polio-free

These images show the efforts behind DR Congo’s introduction of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into their routine immunisation schedule – one of over 70 Gavi-eligible countries expected to introduce IPV by the end of 2015 in an unprecedented global effort to meet the goals of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan.

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.

24 April 2015


Next five years vital for childhood immunisation - Gavi CEO

Once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve vaccine access and coverage in developing countries

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.

30 July 2014

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5-in-1 vaccine now in all 73 poorest countries

Introductions target successfully achieved – work still to be done on increasing coverage.

23 April 2014

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GAVI Alliance to present plans to expand impact of vaccines by 2020

Drive to secure a healthy future for children in developing countries.

30 October 2013

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How we are doing so far?

GAVI partners give a personal take on the Mid-Term Review, immunisation and the Alliance’s performance against its strategic goals

29 October 2013

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Why political commitment to immunisation matters

Lord Boateng of the UK Parliament helped kick-off the Mid-Term Review meeting by hosting a panel discussion exploring the importance of parliamentary commitment to immunisation– among MPs in donor and implementing countries

09 October 2013

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GAVI welcomes Canada's support for measles vaccines

GAVI welcomes Canada’s US$ 20 million pledge to accelerate access to measles vaccines.

24 September 2013


Measles campaign launched in the DR Congo

DR Congo: 6.8 million children immunised against measles in the Equateur and Orientale provinces.

07 August 2013

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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).

22 April 2013


GAVI profiled in aid transparency report

The health sector has led the development success of the MDG era and created an unprecedented opportunity to achieve even more after 2015

10 January 2013


GAVI recognised for effectiveness and focus on results

In its first ever Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) review the GAVI Alliance has been commended for its effectiveness in increasing access to immunisation and for its focus on results.

14 December 2012


Seth Berkley visits DR Congo to view progress on immunisation

The twofold objective of Dr Berkley’s visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo was to gain a better understanding of what drives increases in immunisation coverage in a large fragile country and to advise on the scaling-up of pneumococcal vaccines. Meetings with various partners, including government ministers, UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and DR Congo’s vibrant civil society allowed vigorous discussion of how best to provide financial sustainability for immunisation.

12 November 2012


Vaccines to prevent pneumonia deaths reaching poor countries in record time

A vaccine against the leading cause of pneumonia is protecting millions more children in developing countries, according to figures compiled to mark the fourth World Pneumonia Day.

12 October 2012

Brazzaville marks Congo's first pneumococcal vaccinations

Brazzaville, 11 October 2012 - The Republic of Congo has taken a big step today in improving child health by introducing the pneumococcal vaccine, which protects children against one of the leading causes of pneumonia.

11 October 2012


Congo introduces vaccine against pneumonia

The Republic of Congo has taken a big step in improving child health by introducing the pneumococcal vaccine, which protects children against one of the leading causes of pneumonia.

15 June 2012

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Governments and CSOs pledge to end preventable child deaths

Governments and Civil Society Organisation both sign pledges to work towards ending preventable child deaths by 2035, bringing the Child Survival Call to Action meeting to a successful conclusion.

14 June 2012

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Child Survival Call to Action, conference goal

High-level conference on child survival kicks-off with a goal of ending all preventable child deaths around the world in a generation.

14 June 2012

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Hillary Clinton, birthplace should not affect survival of a child

Addressing a gathering of global leaders on child and maternal health, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton describes the child mortality gap between rich and poor countries as "shocking".

13 June 2012

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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 June 2012

Fred Riley of LDS Charities presents a US$ 1.5 million cheque to GAVI Board Chair Dagfinn Høybråten

GAVI commends LDS Church for US$ 1.5 million gift

Donation to be doubled under GAVI Matching Fund as immunisation becomes major Church initiative.

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.

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.

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.

30 June 2011

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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.

18 May 2011

GAVI intervention under the GIVS agenda item

Managing Director, Programme Delivery, GAVI Alliance, Mercy Ahun, delivers a speech during the World Health Assembly, highlighting GAVI's contribution to the WHO's 'Global Immunization Vision and Strategy'.

15 April 2011

Investing in the lives of world's poorest children

IFFIm’s initial offering in November 2006 raised US$1 billion among institutional investors around the world. A second offering in March 2008 raised US$223 million from private individuals in Japan.

05 April 2011

Honduras tackles leading killer of children

Pneumococcal vaccines introduced in seventh GAVI-eligible country.

04 April 2011

DRC pneumo rollout ceremony

GAVI support kicks-off a healthy start into life for Congolese children

On 4 April the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) joined the set of six countries that use the new vaccine against pneumococcus to protect their children.

04 April 2011

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DR Congo introduces new vaccine against one of its leading causes of child death

In an effort to drastically improve the chances of children reaching their fifth birthday, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today stepped up its immunization programme by including vaccines to combat pneumonia.

16 February 2011

GAVI's vaccine programmes a breakthrough in child health

In this exclusive commentary piece for GAVI, Canadian MP and physician Dr. Keith Martin underlines the public health value of vaccines in tackling pneumonia in developing countries.

14 February 2011

Kenya celebrates pneumococcal vaccine rollout

Browse this gallery to see pictures of Kenya's celebration of the introduction of pneumococcal vaccine into its national immunisation programme, as well as what the life-saving vaccine will mean for mothers living in the Kibera shanty town in Nairobi.

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.

05 October 2010

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Immunisation's vital role in UN health strategy

Immunisation and the work of the GAVI Alliance is vital to the UN's global strategy to improve the health of hundreds of millions of women and children by expanding access to basic healthcare, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at the launch of the GAVI Alliance's first replenishment process in New York.

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.

20 November 2009

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Child deaths in Vietnam fall dramatically

Through its commitment to immunisation and other child health interventions, Vietnam has drastically reduced its child deaths, putting the country well on track to reach the Millennium Development Goal 4 (MDG) before the 2015 deadline.

19 November 2009

GAVI honours 15 countries

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.

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.

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