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05 August 2014

Niger’s Minister of Health administers one of the first doses of vaccine to an infant.

Niger tackles its two biggest child killers with Gavi support

Life-saving pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines are to be provided to all Niger’s children.

04 June 2014

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Children's Investment Fund Foundation to invest in GAVI Alliance HPV programmes

First Ladies of Ghana and Mozambique join UK launch of End Cervical Cancer Now campaign.

23 May 2014

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Developing countries back ambitious GAVI plans to help immunise 300 million children

Ghana and GAVI host successful event at World Health Assembly.

08 May 2014

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African leaders pledge support for immunisation

African leaders pledge to prioritise sustainable immunisation programmes as part of continued investment in the healthy futures of children and families in their countries.

04 November 2013

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Ghana to vaccinate girls against HPV with GAVI support

School girls in four districts to be immunised against leading cause of cervical cancer.

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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Save the Children and Action launch reports at GAVI Mid-Term Review

‘Halfway there’ and ‘Donor Immunization Record’ underline civil society role in holding GAVI accountable for its performance since 2011 replenishment in London.

22 October 2013

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GAVI supports Cambodia’s campaign to vaccinate children against measles and rubella

More than four million children will receive the measles-rubella vaccine over the next three months.

14 October 2013

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GAVI Alliance on track to immunise a quarter of a billion children by 2015 and prevent nearly 4 million deaths

The GAVI Alliance is on track to meet its ambitious targets of supporting developing countries to immunise an additional quarter of a billion children by 2015, and preventing nearly four million deaths in the process. [Arabic] | [Chinese] | [German] | [Italian] | [Japanese] | [Korean] | [Spanish]

08 October 2013

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GAVI statement on latest trial data on malaria vaccine candidate RTS,S

Latest data published by Glaxosmithkline and PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative

25 September 2013

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Ghana, GAVI, Global Fund host side event at UNGA

Ghana hosts a side event at the ongoing UN General Assembly, in collaboration with the GAVI Alliance and the Global Fund. First published on Presidency of Republic of Ghana website.

23 September 2013

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UNGA side event: harnessing the power of global public-private partnerships in the Post 2015 agenda

Watch the live webcast at 3:00PM EST on 24 September: http://webtv.un.org/

11 September 2013

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Ghana launches measles-rubella campaign

Ghana’s measles-rubella vaccination campaign, launched today with GAVI support, will target over 11 million children nationwide.

30 July 2013

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President Mahama to support GAVI to reach all children with vaccines

By accepting to support GAVI’s activities, President Mahama will take a lead role in the Alliance’s second replenishment to secure sustainable financing of its programmes.

12 July 2013

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Zambia protects children against two major diseases

Pneumococcal and measles second dose vaccines to reach more than 360,000 infants in next 12 months, part of global acceleration in rollout of life-saving vaccines in developing countries.

03 June 2013

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Angola begins protecting children against major killer disease

Angolan children begin receiving protection against the world’s largest killer of young children as the country introduces the pneumococcal vaccine. The introduction marks a crucial moment for child health in a country that emerged from a quarter of a century of civil war just over a decade ago.

29 May 2013

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Vaccines against cervical cancer and rubella to benefit health of women and girls

Two new vaccines that help protect against cervical cancer, measles and rubella spearhead the GAVI Alliance’s commitment to improving the health of girls and women.

28 May 2013

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Voices from the Global Forum on Cervical Cancer Prevention

Over 400 Government leaders, policymakers, healthcare professionals, NGOs and corporate leaders gathered for the first-ever Global Forum on Cervical Cancer Prevention on 27 May.

14 May 2013

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Kenya first country to protect girls against cervical cancer with GAVI support

Kenya becomes the first country to protect girls against cervical cancer with GAVI-supported human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines.

08 May 2013

GAVI HPV Vaccine Infographic

14 March 2013

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Comic Relief raises smiles, funds for GAVI

Comic Relief, the hugely popular UK charity, pulls out all the stops for its biannual Red Nose Day fundraising campaign today, bringing substantial visibility and support for child immunisation in the developing world.

12 March 2013

Rwanda MR launch

Over 700 million children in 49 countries to be protected against measles and rubella

Rwanda’s measles-rubella vaccination campaign is the beginning of an effort to vaccinate more than 700 million children under 15 years of age against two disabling and deadly diseases.

07 March 2013

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Stronger protection for women and girls' health starts today

International Women's Day 2013 marks the beginning of a dramatic shift in the health of women and girls. Starting this year, GAVI is supporting the poorest countries of the world to roll out two vaccines that will directly benefit women and girls: human papillomavirus (HPV) against cervical cancer and rubella against 'German measles'.

04 February 2013

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GAVI funds vaccines to protect girls against cervical cancer

More than 180,000 girls in eight developing countries are set to receive protection against the leading cause of cervical cancer thanks to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines funded by the GAVI Alliance.

25 January 2013

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GAVI Alliance significantly expands private sector involvement in saving lives

New commitments from Comic Relief, LDS Charities and Vodafone bring total raised under innovative matching initiative to US$ 78 million.

10 January 2013

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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.

07 December 2012

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Hans Rosling at the Partners' Forum

Professor Hans Rosling, co-founder of the Gapminder Foundation, doctor and professor of international health at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, presents "Immunisation and Development" at the Plenary Session Partners’ Forum in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

06 December 2012

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GAVI awards countries and advocates for accelerating access to life-saving vaccines

The GAVI Alliance celebrated the accomplishments of 12 countries in increasing access to immunisation during a ceremony last night at the GAVI Partners’ Forum. The ceremony was hosted by the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Tanzanian radio host Taji Liunn.

04 December 2012

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GAVI Board reappoints Dagfinn Høybråten as chair

The GAVI Alliance Board unanimously reappointed Dagfinn Høybråten to serve a second-year term as the GAVI Board Chair.

03 December 2012

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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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09 – The promise of rubella vaccines and MR

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary

28 November 2012

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28 November 2012

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17 – Best practice in introducing new vaccines

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary

28 November 2012

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23 – Measure what you manage: the data quality challenge

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary

28 November 2012

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26 – Graça Machel-Nelson Mandela dialogue

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary

28 November 2012

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27 – Friday plenary

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary

28 November 2012

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31 – Country driven programmes

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary

28 November 2012

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12 November 2012

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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.

09 November 2012

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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.

01 November 2012

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British Airways launches campaign to fund immunisation

British Airways launch a dynamic in-flight campaign to help raise funds for immunisation in developing countries – a collaboration with GAVI Matching Fund partner Comic Relief.

29 October 2012

Malawi Rotavirus launch

Malawi to protect thousands of children’s lives with rotavirus vaccines

Malawi has become the latest in a growing number of African countries to introduce rotavirus vaccine into its national immunisation programme, offering its children the best possible protection against the primary cause of severe and fatal diarrhoea.

05 October 2012

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Useful information

Useful information for anyone attending the Partners' Forum in Tanzania: Climate, Passports & Visas, Health, Safety, General behaviour in public, Currency, Tipping, Electricity, Shopping

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.

19 September 2012

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Awards ceremony

13 countries receive awards; government leaders, parliamentarians and civil society groups receive special recognitions

14 June 2012

Ghana double vaccine launch

The Great, the Good, the Glamorous ... and Ghana

Dan Thomas, Head of Media & Communication at the GAVI Alliance, writes about the upcoming Child Survival Call to Action event in Washington, critical to further vaccination successes as seen recently in Ghana.

14 June 2012

Child Survival Call to Action - Faith Based Organisations

Faith-based organisations, saving lives is our issue

As 'centre of life' for many African communities, faith-based organisations are well-placed to teach benefits of life-saving health interventions like vaccines and bed nets.

13 June 2012

Doing the Double - Ghana introduces two new vaccines at once

On 26 April 2012, Ghana became the first African country to introduce pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines at the same time, simultaneously tackling the leading causes of the world’s two biggest childhood killers – pneumonia and diarrhoea. This film, produced for the GAVI Alliance, documents the preparations, the launch ceremony and the aftermath.

12 June 2012

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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

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194 countries endorse landmark Global Vaccine Action Plan

New strategy is expected to accelerate the achievement of UN MDG4, a two thirds reduction in child mortality between 1990 and 2015.

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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GAVI CEO – We will focus on countries with low coverage

Tailored approach required to ensure routine immunisation reaches 19.3 million children who miss out every year.

04 May 2012

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Praise from Washington for Ghana vaccine rollout

Ghanaian Immunization Panel on Thursday night addressed Ghana’s successful rollout of two vaccines simultaneously last week.

30 April 2012

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LDS Church rallies support for historic vaccine rollouts in Ghana

Volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rallied support for the introduction of pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines at the same time.

26 April 2012

The human tragedy and the hope behind Ghana’s historic decision

A visit to the wards of Princess Marie Louise Children’s hospital in Accra quickly answers the question why Ghana’s health ministry took the extraordinary decision to introduce pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines simultaneously.

26 April 2012

Ghana launches two vaccines at once

On 26 April 2012, Ghana launched two new vaccines, which will protect children against the primary cause of pneumonia and severe diarrhoea -- the two biggest killers of under-fives across the world.

26 April 2012

Highlights from Ghana's vaccines launch on 26 April 2012

 On 26 April 2012, during World Immunization Week, mothers and babies, doctors and nurses, tribal elders and supporters from all over the world, came together in Independence Square, Accra, to celebrate the launch of two new vaccines to help protect children against two of the leading child killers – pneumonia and diarrhoea.

26 April 2012

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Ghana rolls out vaccines against top two killers of children

Simultaneous introduction is first in African history. [German]

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.

24 April 2012

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Rotavirus vaccines, potential to save 2.4 million lives

Special supplemental issue of the journal Vaccine provides critical insights on rotavirus vaccine performance to help maximize their impact in developing countries.

20 April 2012

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Ghana's vaccine heroes make public health history

From health workers to paediatricians, 100s of Ghanians have played a frontline role in making their country the first in Africa to simultaneously introduce pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines. Six of Ghana’s vaccine heroes describe what it takes to rewrite public health history.

16 April 2012

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European Parliament Magazine highlights immunisation

20-page supplement on vaccines, immunisation and GAVI.

04 April 2012

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International parliamentarians commit to immunisation

A panel of democratically-elected representatives from around the world has committed to advocating for vaccines and immunisation, recognising that the technology is cost-effective in reducing maternal and child mortality.

30 March 2012

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Why Ghana applied to introduce two vaccines

Health official and EPI reveal why Ghana took the unprecedented decision to introduce pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines simultaneously.

21 March 2012

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Ghana to introduce rotavirus, pneumococcal vaccines together

The Ghana Health Service is gearing up for an extraordinary joint introduction of pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines.

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.

10 June 2011

Rotavirus vaccinations in Ghana

Developing countries make record demand for life-saving vaccines

A record 50 GAVI eligible countries have applied for vaccine funding from the GAVI Alliance during the organisation’s latest application round, reported GAVI officials today.

08 March 2011

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GAVI joins forces on International Women’s Day to call for rapid introduction of anti-cancer vaccine

On the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, the GAVI Alliance and Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) called for HPV vaccines to be made available to women and girls living in the poorest countries of the world.

06 August 2010

New evidence in Asia demonstrates significant protection against rotavirus disease

Findings reinforce research from other low-income, high-burden settings — including Africa — that show rotavirus vaccination can have a major public health impact.

05 June 2009

WHO recommends global use of Rotavirus vaccines

The World Health Organization has recommended that rotavirus vaccination be included in all national immunization programmes in order to provide protection against a virus that is responsible for more than 500,000 diarrhoeal deaths and two million hospitalisations annually among children.
 

19 May 2009

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.
 

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.

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.

03 September 2008

GAVI shares lessons learned on making aid effective with Accra audience

Speaking at the opening plenary of the Third High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Accra, Ghana, GAVI Alliance Executive Secretary Julian Lob-Levyt highlighted the experience of GAVI and other global partnerships, saying that the strong focus on country ownership to achieve results had proved effective.

25 June 2008

New vaccine strategy prioritises deadly diseases

Meningococcal A, Japanese encephalitis and Cervical Cancer among those identified.

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.

15 May 2007

Poorest nations commit funds for life-saving vaccines

Developing country governments join GAVI Alliance in "co-financing" scheme to immunise poor children.

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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