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22 February 2016
Meningitis A nearly eliminated in Africa through vaccination
Joint press release first published by WHO and PATH, joint founders of the Meningitis Vaccine Project.
10 November 2015
Scientists mark 'stunning success' of vaccine in virtually ridding Africa of meningitis A
New research forecasts a resurgence of meningitis A epidemics in 15 years should immunization efforts stall.
26 June 2015
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.
18 September 2014
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.
04 February 2014
206,000 more girls to benefit from HPV vaccine with GAVI Alliance support
10 countries approved in latest round of HPV vaccine demonstration programmes.
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
20 August 2013
The Gambia adds rotavirus to children's immunisation cards
The Gambia has become the 15th country to introduce rotavirus vaccine into its routine immunisation schedule with GAVI funding support, part of a global acceleration in the introduction of life-saving vaccines. These images show the first children to be immunised against the most common cause of severe diarrhoea at a special launch ceremony at Kanifing municipal council in western Gambia.
14 May 2013
Rotavirus leading cause of diarrhoea
The largest and most comprehensive study of childhood diarrhoea has confirmed rotavirus as the single biggest cause of diarrhoea-related death and illness in developing countries. This latest evidence suggests that a large number of children are dying from this vaccine-preventable pathogen, and supports the decision by the GAVI Alliance to prioritise rotavirus vaccines.
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.
05 October 2012
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10 November 2011
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
GAVI Alliance partners to tackle childhood killer in Ethiopia
Largest introduction to date of life-saving pneumococcal vaccines to be provided to Ethiopian children.
16 September 2011
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.
21 May 2010
Governments unite against pneumonia
The GAVI Alliance welcomes the commitment made by nations at the World Health Assembly in Geneva today to combat the world's biggest killer of children under five.
14 April 2010
Hib Initiative: a GAVI success story
The GAVI-funded Hib Initiative paved the way for low-income countries to introduce vaccines against Haemophilus influenzae type b infection
20 November 2009
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 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.
19 August 2009
The Gambia introduces vaccine against pneumococcal disease
Minister of Health Dr. Mariatou Jallow administers the first dose of the pneumococcal vaccine to Gambian children at a rural clinic outside Banjul.
12 August 2009
18 million Indian children to receive life-saving five-in-one vaccine
More than 18 million children in India will be immunised with a pentavalent five-in-one vaccine thanks to funding worth US$ 165 million from GAVI.
24 April 2009
Rwanda becomes first developing nation to introduce the pneumococcal vaccine
International leaders in global health set to join Rwandan government officials at a press conference in Kigali to announce the first national immunisation programme against pneumococcal disease in a developing country.
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.
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.
24 April 2008
Symposium announces great strides in childhood immunisation
Significant progress to date, with opportunities for overcoming the financial, logistical, and technical barriers that hinder steps forward.
10 April 2008
Delivering the promise: through new markets, new money and new partnerships for development - Julian Lob-Levyt, GAVI Alliance Executive Secretary
Speaking to a gathering of eminent international scientists, Dr Lob-Levyt describes the business model of the GAVI Alliance and its impact through partnership on shaping vaccine markets, stimulating new financial resources, raising immunisation coverage in the world’s poorest countries, and strengthening the capacity of health systems to sustain and build health gains.
09 April 2008
Australia and Papua New Guinea launch efforts to crush deadly Hib disease in Pacific region
New vaccine rollout through the GAVI Alliance expected to help extinguish childhood killer. Papua New Guinea will begin immunising children this month with a vaccine that promises to rid the nation of Haemophilus Influenzae type b, or Hib disease, one of the deadliest causes of meningitis and pneumonia.
10 March 2008
Deadly disease eliminated in children under five years of age in Uganda
Hib meningitis has been virtually eliminated in young children in Uganda just five years after the country introduced Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine nationwide, according to an independent study.
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.
09 August 2006
Routine use of Hib vaccine could lead to virtual elimination of killer disease in Africa
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) today published research showing that, three years after introduction, routine vaccination of infants in Kenya against H. influenzae Type b (Hib) significantly reduced invasive Hib disease rates by 88%.
08 December 2005
Hib Initiative - a new force in the fight against Hib meningitis and pneumonia
The first global initiative to reduce death and disability from Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease, a major threat to child health worldwide, was launched today at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) Partners’ Meeting in India.
New weapons against ancient foes - new generation vaccines will battle diseases that kill Millions
Disease experts from around the world are gathering this week in New Delhi to consider the projected impact of innovations in vaccine science that are expected to fuel aggressive efforts aimed at preventing millions of needless deaths among children in the world’s poorest nations.
29 June 2005
Routine immunisation virtually eliminates major killer of young children in The Gambia
The Lancet has today published online new research from a team led by the UK Medical Research Council's Richard Adegbola showing that routinely vaccinating infants against H. influenzae type b (Hib) – a bacterium that causes deadly diseases including pneumonia and meningitis – has virtually eliminated Hib meningitis in The Gambia.
25 March 2005
Vaccine prevents deadly pneumonia in African children
Global health leaders today presented new research showing that vaccinating infants against Streptococcus pneumoniae – a bacterium that causes deadly pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis – could substantially reduce death and serious illness among children in the developing world.
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