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18 January 2017

A nurse prepares the pentavalent vaccine at a rural health clinic in India.

Gavi and Unilever's Lifebuoy join forces to tackle preventable diseases and save children's lives

Ground-breaking partnership will raise awareness of the power of immunisation and of handwashing with soap to accelerate child survival efforts.

10 November 2016


Measles jab saves over 20 million young lives in 15 years, but hundreds of children still die of the disease every day

Measles outbreaks in numerous countries – caused by gaps in routine immunisation and in mass vaccination campaigns – continue to be a serious challenge.

17 March 2016

Nusarat, a young Pakistani mother, waiting to get her child vaccinated.

Immunisation as the gateway to health: why women hold the key in Pakistan

Gavi’s Deputy CEO Anuradha Gupta reflects on gender-related barriers to immunisation in Pakistan

22 February 2016

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Meningitis A nearly eliminated in Africa through vaccination

Joint press release first published by WHO and PATH, joint founders of the Meningitis Vaccine Project.

07 January 2016

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India Prime Minister and Gavi CEO discuss historic new partnership

Narendra Modi and Dr Seth Berkley welcome opportunity to improve coverage and equity, both in India and globally.

06 January 2016

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Historic partnership between Gavi and India to save millions of lives

Targeted new support will ensure new vaccines reach children across the country.

10 December 2015

Gavi Board meeting, 2-3 December 2015

The Gavi Board meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland on 2-3 December 2015.

The Board approved a number of measures to support the implementation of the Alliance’s 2016 to 2020 strategy.

These include an enhanced focus on goal level indicators and data, engaging in a partnership with India and supporting efforts against measles and rubella by rolling a strategy plan over the next five years.

03 December 2015

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Gavi Board thanks Dagfinn Høybråten for inspirational leadership

Gavi Board Chair steps down after five years of unparalleled achievement.

03 December 2015

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New support for measles vaccine to help save more than one million lives

Gavi Board approves ambitious package to tackle highly-infectious disease.

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.

10 November 2015

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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.

31 August 2015


Anuradha Gupta highlights immunisation at New Delhi Call to Action Summit

Global health leaders examine progress and share best practices for ending maternal and child death.

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.

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.

30 April 2015

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Gavi's relationship with India

Clarification from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

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.

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

11 December 2014

Gavi Board meeting, 10-11 December 2014

The Gavi Board meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland on 10-11 December 2014.

The Board appointed a new Vice Chair, agreed plans to purchase Ebola vaccines for affected countries, approved programme funding envelopes for 2015 and the 2015 Gavi business plan and budget.

06 November 2014

Immunisation workers in India prepare for 5-in-1 pentavalent vaccine

As India prepares to protect children against more diseases with the 5-in-1 vaccine, we travel to Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh to hear about the preparations being made.

04 November 2014

Nearly one third of all unimmunised children live in India

India currently has 6.8 million of the 18.5 million under-immunised children in Gavi-supported countries. As of 2014, India and the Vaccine Alliance have joined forces for an unprecedented national scale-up of the 5-in-1 pentavalent vaccine.

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01 November 2014

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Pentavalent vaccine introductions represent historic milestone for immunisation in India

Rollouts in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan start two-phase process which will add 5-in-1 vaccine to routine immunisation programmes in every Indian state.

29 October 2014

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India's immunisation milestone: national action, global impact

India has the largest number of unimmunised children in the world: 6.8 million or roughly a third of the world’s total. From November 2014, and with help from Gavi, India will begin making the 5-in-1 pentavalent vaccine free for all infants.  With 27 million children born in India each year, increasing immunisation coverage here should significantly reduce global child mortality rates.

17 October 2014

Immunisation activities in Melela Health Facility, Mtakenini Village, Tanzania

Tanzania to protect 21 million children against measles and rubella

Vaccine Alliance to support week-long campaign against two life-threatening diseases.

30 July 2014

73 countries, five diseases, one amazing vaccine

How the 5-in-1 pentavalent vaccine is now protecting children in all of the world's poorest countries

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.

04 July 2014

Four new vaccines to be added to India's routine immunisation programmes

India to introduce four new vaccines

Government of India’s decision to add new vaccines to Universal Immunization Programme will save estimated 100,000 lives annually.

01 July 2014

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Immunisation insights at Maternal, Newborn & Child Health Partners’ Forum

Johannesburg forum brings together leading experts in maternal and child health.

25 June 2014

USAID event June 2014 - Seth Berkley

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.

06 May 2014

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GAVI Alliance welcomes availability of Indian pentavalent vaccine

The GAVI Alliance welcomes the announcement that an additional pentavalent vaccine has received prequalification by the World Health Organization (WHO).

10 April 2014

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Anuradha Gupta appointed Deputy CEO of the GAVI Alliance

Global health leader played a key role in India’s polio eradication success.

31 January 2014

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Prominent Indian experts to support the GAVI Alliance in reducing child mortality through immunisation

New GAVI Advisory Council in India will provide strategic advice and thought leadership to GAVI for its commitment to India.

30 January 2014

India to contribute US$ 4 million to GAVI

India commits US$ 4 million to GAVI Alliance vaccine programmes

Support will help save lives worldwide.

22 November 2013

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GAVI Alliance to support introduction of inactivated polio vaccine in world’s 73 poorest countries

Alliance Board selects additional vaccines to include in its portfolio.

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

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.

10 October 2013

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India to scale-up pentavalent nationally

The GAVI Alliance welcomes the decision. The national scale-up of pentavalent vaccine in India could save a million lives.

14 May 2013

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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.

18 April 2013

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Indian manufacturer cuts price of childhood vaccine by 30 percent

The cost of immunising millions of the world’s most vulnerable children against five deadly and debilitating diseases is set to fall, thanks to a major price reduction of one third for pentavalent vaccine. This new, more cost-effective price provides the opportunity for the GAVI Alliance to pay up to US$ 150 million less over the next four years compared with using lowest cost alternative suppliers.

11 April 2013


GAVI signs-up to Polio Declaration

Scientists, doctors, experts from 75 countries highlight achievability of polio eradication

08 February 2013


GAVI recognises India’s efforts to tackle polio

The GAVI Alliance presented the Government of India with a special award in recognition of its work towards eradicating polio.

05 December 2012

Press conference - Partners Forum 2012

Immunisation protecting 370 million additional children through successful global partnership

Progress is accelerating in the global effort to protect children from infectious diseases and spread the benefits of immunisation around the world.

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.

28 November 2012


23 – Measure what you manage: the data quality challenge

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. Administrative data systems are of highly variable quality across different GAVI eligible countries. Sources of error include numerator and denominator measurement inaccuracies.

28 November 2012


18 – Paediatrician perspectives: a booster shot for the immunisation agenda

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This session highlighted the unique role of paediatricians in advocating for child health and immunisation.

28 November 2012

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12 – Innovative approaches to immunisation and health delivery

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This workshop brought together a wealth of country experience in implementation of health programmes and routine immunisation to discuss innovative ideas to improving immunisation services and delivery.

28 November 2012

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04 – Polio, measles and new vaccines: bridging across the interventions

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This session brought together panellists from civil society, research, government, and international organisations, to discuss what it takes to leverage campaign initiatives to strengthen routine immunisation in a lively moderated discussion.

28 November 2012

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02 – Intensification of routine immunisation in South-East Asia

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This session highlighted the efforts being made in SEA countries to implement intensification activities for reaching more children with immunization services.

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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Who participated

A-Z of leaders in global health: politicians, CEOs, academics, journalists.

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.

04 September 2012

Asia-Pacific Development Summit

Japan funds life-saving vaccines for developing countries

The Government of Japan underlined its commitment to protecting millions of children from vaccine-preventable diseases today by renewing its funding support for the GAVI Alliance. [Japanese]

18 June 2012

GAVI Board meeting, 12-13 June 2012

Meeting in Washington, DC and seeking to address the devastating resurgence of measles, the Board approved up to an additional US$ 162 million to control and prevent outbreaks in developing countries.

This decision topped a year of progress outlined in a report card reviewing developments since GAVI's first pledging conference on 13 June 2011, at which donors pledged funding to immunise an additional 250 million children by 2015 to save four million lives.

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.

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.

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.

21 May 2012

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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

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Global partners launch new plan to control and eliminate measles and rubella

Partners leading efforts to control measles announce a new global strategy aimed at reducing measles deaths and congenital rubella syndrome to zero (Joint American Red Cross/CDC/UN Foundation/UNICEF/ WHO press release).

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.

17 April 2012

Nigeria Vaccine Summit

IVAC identifies solutions to Nigeria childhood mortality crisis

A study released today by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has identified the most feasible and impactful solutions for Nigeria’s immunisation programme that could offer the best hope yet for scaling up vaccine access to the nation’s most rural areas and taking aim at the country’s precipitous number of child deaths.

09 February 2012

Seth Berkley recognises India’s growing role in vaccine science

GAVI CEO visits Genome Valley, Indian pharmaceutical industry’s equivalent of Silicon Valley, to receive special award.

03 February 2012

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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.

12 January 2012

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India's progress on polio highlights potential of immunisation

Statement by GAVI Alliance CEO, Seth Berkley MD on India's success in staying free of polio for a year and its renewed commitment to immunisation.

22 December 2011

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Q and A with Helen Evans on GAVI challenges and opportunities

In this special Q and A, GAVI’s Deputy CEO Helen Evans discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the Alliance after last June’s successful replenishment process.

03 November 2011

Bill Gates' G20 Report: why GAVI is ahead of the game

Bill Gates' report to the G20 summit calls on global leaders to support exactly the kind of innovative approaches to financing development that have become the hallmark of the GAVI business model. Learn more.

24 October 2011

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Polio eradication will highlight the power of immunisation

Feared for centuries because of the death and paralysis it causes, polio is finally on the edge of eradication.

07 July 2011

GAVI Board meeting, 7-8 July 2011

Nearly a month after GAVI’s first successful pledging conference, the GAVI Alliance Board met in Geneva on 7-8 July 2011. This was the first regular bi-annual Board meeting chaired by Dagfinn Høybråten and the first to welcome designated CEO Seth Berkley.

06 June 2011

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GAVI welcomes lower prices for life-saving vaccines

In the lead up to its first pledging conference on June 13, the GAVI Alliance announced today it has achieved commitments from two emerging market vaccine manufacturers to lower prices for the life-saving pentavalent vaccine, which protects against five deadly diseases.

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”.

12 November 2010

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Geneva marks World Pneumonia Day by turning landmark fountain blue

The City of Geneva marked World Pneumonia Day Friday by turning its iconic 140-metre high fountain, the "Jet d'Eau", blue, the official color of the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia.

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.

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.

14 September 2010

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The unfinished business of immunisation

New vaccines against the pneumococcal bacteria and rotavirus could save more than one million children's lives each year, but a US$ 4 billion gap in funding threatens these and other immunisation programmes, a report published jointly today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the GAVI Alliance, said.

10 September 2010

Pfizer vaccine receives AMC approval

The AMC Secretariat announces that the Independent Assessment Committee of the Advance Market Commitment (AMC) for pneumococcal disease has approved Pfizer's pneumococcal vaccine Prevenar 13, as eligible for purchase to the AMC terms and conditions.

16 June 2010

GAVI Board meeting, 16-17 June 2010

The Board approved a strategy for 2011-2015. In addition, it approved pilot prioritisation mechanism, programme funding system, resource envelope for cash-based programmes, and Board gender guidelines.

23 March 2010

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World's poorest children among first to receive new life-saving pneumococcal vaccines

Millions of infants and young children in the world's poorest countries will receive potentially life-saving vaccines that help protect against pneumococcal disease, including pneumonia -- the world's biggest childhood killer, thanks to new agreements made with two major pharmaceutical firms, the GAVI Alliance announced today.

30 September 2009

New registered manufacturer is publicly announced

With the June launch of the pilot AMC against pneumococcal disease, manufacturers are now registering to participate Panacea Biotect Ltd and the Serum institute of India are two of the companies that have begun the registration process in order to partici

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.

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.

09 March 2006

Queen Rania visits Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital in Delhi to encourage increased child immunization efforts

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan visited the Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital today to meet with patients and hospital workers to celebrate the health system advances in India in recent years and draw attention to the country’s increased efforts to bolster nationwide immunization coverage.

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.

08 December 2005

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.

07 December 2005

Vaccine experts at GAVI meeting in India announce progress in injection safety

At an international vaccine meeting in New Delhi today, the GAVI Alliance (the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization), announced that the Alliance and its partners have distributed 1.214 billion single-use, auto-disable (AD) syringes, protecting millions of children in developing countries from blood-borne pathogens that might otherwise be transmitted through sloppy injection practices.

07 December 2005

Prime Minister of India calls on world leaders to embrace vaccines as key to saving children's lives

Speaking with passion about the dramatic potential of vaccines to prevent the deaths of millions of the world's poorest children, Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh opened the 3rd Partners' Meeting of the GAVI Alliance (the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization) in New Delhi.

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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