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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.

26 September 2014

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Liberia champions childhood vaccines and Gavi at UN General Assembly

African leaders express support to the Vaccine Alliance with goal of reaching every child.

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.

25 June 2014

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US summit on child survival puts spotlight on immunisation

Global health community celebrates progress and commits to maternal and child health at USAID event in Washington.

01 June 2014

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Remembering Dr. Ciro de Quadros, advocate for vaccines

The global health community loses a hero and leader in the effort to eradicate polio, smallpox and measles

29 May 2014

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Global summit looks to immunisation to save millions of lives

Canadian PM Harper calls on countries to invest politically, financially to improve maternal, newborn and child health

20 May 2014

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European Commission announces increased pledge to GAVI Alliance as Replenishment begins

European Commission kickstarts GAVI Alliance Replenishment process with landmark contribution at high-level Brussels meeting.

20 May 2014

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Germany to host GAVI Alliance replenishment meeting in 2015

Announcement made at official launch of Alliance’s replenishment process in Brussels.

20 May 2014

Reasons to invest

Reasons to invest in the GAVI Alliance

From singers and Presidents to Ministers and advocates, GAVI Alliance supporters explain why they are backing the Alliance’s vision for 2020

20 May 2014

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GAVI Alliance sets out opportunity to save up to six million lives through immunisation

The GAVI Alliance calls on donors to back ambitious plans to immunise an additional 300 million children against potentially fatal diseases between 2016 and 2020 and save a further five to six million lives.

09 May 2014

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African business leaders and the GAVI Alliance discuss partnering up

CEO breakfast at WEF Africa puts spotlight on role of private sector partnerships in vaccinating children in Africa.

24 April 2014

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President of Ethiopia supports GAVI’s mission to reach all children with vaccines

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13 March 2014

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Lions Clubs, GAVI Alliance celebrate partnership at Capitol Hill reception

Announces US$ 7.5 million initial donation to Alliance to support childhood vaccination.

28 February 2014

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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 November 2013

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Millions of Ethiopian children to be protected each year against leading cause of severe diarrhoea

Ethiopia becomes the 17th country to introduce rotavirus vaccine with GAVI Alliance support.

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.

07 August 2013

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Lions Clubs and GAVI Alliance bond in Geneva

Representatives of the Lions Clubs International visited the GAVI Secretariat to kickstart partnership against measles and rubella agreed in July

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).

28 November 2012

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05 October 2012

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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.

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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‘Report Card’ shows GAVI delivering on the promise

One year on from Pledging Conference for Immunisation, GAVI lists its key results and challenges.

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.

08 June 2012

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Tackling deadliest diseases for world’s poorest children can yield huge gains – UNICEF

A new report from UNICEF focuses on the huge potential to narrow the child survival gap between the richest and the poorest by focusing on pneumonia and diarrhoea – the two primary killers of children under the age of five.

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.

23 May 2012

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Seth Berkley highlights 19 million children missing out on vaccines

GAVI CEO's speech to National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases focuses on need for equity in vaccine coverage.

24 April 2012

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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.

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 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.
 

25 October 2011

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Rotavirus deaths remain unacceptably high

Rotavirus-related diarrhoea kills mostly in developing countries, but vaccine roll outs have begun.

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.

31 May 2011

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Reaching the hard to reach in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, GAVI support for civil society organisations is helping the Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Association deliver routine immunisation to even the remotest communities.

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”.

30 November 2010

GAVI Board meeting, 30 Nov - 01 Dec 2010

The Ministry of Health of Rwanda hosted this meeting in which Dagfinn Høybråten was appointed as Board Chair, succeeding Mary Robinson who was recognised for her commitment and leadership to ensure all children have access to immunisation.

Also, the Board approved GAVI’s 2011 business plan and budget.

Field trips were organised in district hospitals and health centers.

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.

12 October 2010

Civil society support in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a major challenge for public health services, since most people live in remote rural areas. CSOs therefore play a vital role in mobilising communities to access health services, and also in direct service provision.

20 April 2010

GAVI Alliance Board backs funding platform for stronger health systems

The GAVI Alliance Board today agreed to pursue the implementation of a common Health System Funding Platform to make better use of new and existing funds for health systems and to leverage additional funding.

09 April 2009

GAVI partners mobilise to counter meningitis outbreaks

In an effort to save lives and contain the spread of meningitis, the GAVI Alliance has fast tracked a US$ 55 million contribution to establish a stockpile of meningococcal vaccines and pay for reactive campaigns in the highly endemic African “meningitis belt” countries.

25 September 2008

At General Assembly event, a call for equity and action on development goals

UNICEF website – On the opening day of the United Nations General Assembly session, UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman said there is a long way to go to reach the Millennium Development Goals by their 2015 target date.

24 September 2008

Significant progress in mother and child health and reduction of malaria and HIVAIDS deaths in poorest nations

MDGs still within reach but stronger focus on the most marginalized will be required.

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.

26 August 2008

GAVI congratulates Ethiopia on its International Health Partnership Plus Compact

The Ethiopian International Health Partnership Plus Compact was signed in Addis Ababa today. Julian Lob-Levyt, Executive Secretary of the GAVI Alliance congratulated the Ethiopian Health Minster Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus saying: "We look forward to working with the Ethiopian Government, the development partners and national stakeholders to advance the International Health Partnership principles in Ethiopia."

10 June 2008

BBC World’s Survivor’s Guide - two young women health extension workers in Ethiopia

This acclaimed BBC series which airs “real stories of courage and determination from around the world” features two friends Zewde Getahun and Fantaye Yenehu, working in their community, providing 16 different kinds of health service. They are among Ethiopia’s 24,000 health extension workers, whose training is funded by GAVI’s health system strengthening support.

23 May 2008

Stronger health systems are key to battling disease in poorest countries

In response to unprecedented demand from developing countries, the GAVI Alliance will increase its funding for health system strengthening to US$800 million.

03 April 2007

Increasing immunization rates and new vaccine offer hope for Ethiopian children

A significant step forward to protect children against Hib pneumonia and meningitis.

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