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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.
05 February 2016
Study shows near elimination of Hib disease in Kilifi region of Kenya after introduction of vaccine
Welcome Trust and Gavi funded research also shows Hib booster not needed for long-term protection.
17 July 2015
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.
25 June 2015
Pneumococcal vaccine impact study in Kenya
Video showing Kenya’s efforts to tackle pneumococcal disease and highlighting pneumococcal vaccine impact study at the Wellcome Trust centre KEMRI at Kilifi.
24 April 2015
Lions Clubs mobilise for World Immunization Week
Advocacy toolkit launched to help Health Ministries spread the word about vaccination against measles and rubella in developing countries.
04 December 2014
East Africa paediatricians speak with one voice for vaccines
Paediatricians from eastern Africa call on local and global leaders to invest more in life-saving immunisation.
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
5-in-1 vaccine now in all 73 poorest countries
Introductions target successfully achieved – work still to be done on increasing coverage.
07 July 2014
Protecting the herd from pneumococcal disease
New research suggests pneumococcal conjugate vaccine can protect vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in the developing world
25 March 2014
GAVI-supported Pneumo and Rota studies published
Reviews highlight effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccine dosing schedule and importance of rotavirus surveillance.
23 March 2014
UK public support for Sport Relief to help vaccinate children in Africa and Asia
Support for GAVI Alliance in the race to immunise children announced at London 2012 Olympic stadium.
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.
07 November 2013
GAVI Alliance welcomes Germany’s continued commitment to immunisation
German support set to benefit East African Community and help improve supply chain.
04 November 2013
Ghana to vaccinate girls against HPV with GAVI support
School girls in four districts to be immunised against leading cause of cervical cancer.
14 October 2013
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
GAVI statement on latest trial data on malaria vaccine candidate RTS,S
Latest data published by Glaxosmithkline and PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative
08 August 2013
GAVI responds to Medecins Sans Frontieres
In response to a press release issued by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on 8 August 2013, the GAVI Alliance issued the following statement
07 August 2013
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
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).
18 June 2013
USAID speech highlights global surge in GAVI-supported vaccine introductions
Addressing USAID’s Distinguished Speaker series, GAVI Alliance CEO Dr. Seth Berkley today highlighted this year’s global acceleration in the delivery of life-saving vaccines to developing countries.
29 May 2013
How vaccines deliver health for women – Seth Berkley presentation to Women Deliver 2013
Addressing the Plenary on Global Family Planning, GAVI CEO Dr Seth Berkley explained why vaccination today ensures young girls grow into healthy and fulfilled women tomorrow.
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
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.
27 May 2013
Non-communicable diseases Global Action Plan recognises role of vaccination
The frontline role of vaccination in fighting the rising number of premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) was recognised on Monday 27 May when WHO Member States (194 countries) endorsed the 2013-2020 NCD Global Action Plan and the Global Monitoring Framework for NCDs at the World Health Assembly (WHA).
19 May 2013
Guide to immunisation topics on 2013 World Health Assembly agenda
Thousands of health experts, Member State delegations and international organisations will gather in Geneva from 20-28 May for the WHO’s 66th World Health Assembly. In this preview, we highlight topics on the agenda that will help shape the future of global immunisation.
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.
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
Millions of girls in developing countries to be protected against cervical cancer thanks to new HPV vaccine deals
Historic agreements show power of innovative public-private partnership
14 March 2013
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.
04 February 2013
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.
30 January 2013
Simon Lamb appointed head of GAVI Internal Audit
The GAVI Alliance appoints Simon Lamb as Managing Director of Internal Audit. He succeeds Cees Klumper who has joined the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
28 November 2012
01 – CSO Forum 'All Together Now': civil society and GAVI partners RISE up in cooperation
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary
08 – Breaking news on rotavirus and pneumococcal conjugate vaccine safety and effectiveness: AVI-TAC special studies workshop
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary
11 – National ownership of innovative supply chain technologies
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary
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.
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.
12 October 2012
Immunisation lauded as engine for economic growth
Child immunisation has the power to fundamentally change the economic progress of developing countries even beyond the basic benefit of saving lives and improving health.
10 October 2012
Dagfinn Høybråten thanks GAVI advocate Bono
GAVI Board Chair meets with Bono and European Commissioner for Development on Brussels visit
05 October 2012
Useful information for anyone attending the Partners' Forum in Tanzania: Climate, Passports & Visas, Health, Safety, General behaviour in public, Currency, Tipping, Electricity, Shopping
14 June 2012
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.
12 June 2012
GAVI commends LDS Church for US$ 1.5 million gift
Donation to be doubled under GAVI Matching Fund as immunisation becomes major Church initiative.
22 May 2012
Senegal Health Minister highlights key role of immunisation
Vaccines play key role in Senegal's dramatic reduction in child mortality.
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.
26 September 2011
Vaccine protects refugee children entering Kenya from killer pneumonia
Following its introduction in Kenya, the pneumococcal vaccine is now protecting refugees from Somalia in Dadaab refugee camp.
21 September 2011
Private sector engagement crucial for improving women’s and children’s health
Positive role of public-private partnerships helping to save 16 million lives through Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health.
30 June 2011
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'.
14 April 2011
US support urged to help fund GAVI’s mission
Alex Palacios, GAVI Special Representative, delivers statement before the House Appropriations Sub-committee on State and Foreign Operations, United States House of Representatives Washington DC.
05 April 2011
Honduras tackles leading killer of children
Pneumococcal vaccines introduced in seventh GAVI-eligible country.
04 April 2011
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.
15 February 2011
USAID Rajiv Shah highlights vaccines as quality investment
Presenting the David E. Barmes Global Health Lecture at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah underlined the public health impact of vaccines and the value of investing in GAVI.
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.
Kenya pneumococcal launch ceremony 14 Feb 2011
Watch highlights from the pneumococcal launch ceremony at Kenya’s International Conference Centre.
Kenya marks global roll out of pneumococcal vaccine
Hundreds of infants in Kenya received their first shots against pneumococcal disease today at a special event to celebrate the global roll out of vaccines targeting the world's biggest child killer -- pneumonia.
11 February 2011
Full marks for Kenya's pneumococcal roll-out
Training sessions for health workers set to help Kenya achieve its pneumococcal vaccine coverage target.
29 January 2011
Introduction of pneumococcal vaccines in Yemen
Doune Porter, PATH, writes about the historic roll-out of the pneumococcal vaccine in Yemen.
19 October 2010
Interview with Simon Bland, DFID, during the Kenya pneumococcal launch
Simon Bland talks about GAVI's life saving mission on the occasion of the pneumococcal vaccine launch in Nairobi, Kenya, 14 February 2011.
20 September 2010
Immunisation is key to achieving child survival goals
Immunising children against preventable diseases is critical to achieving United Nations-led goals to reduce child deaths, global health and development chiefs said in New York today.
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.
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
23 March 2010
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 October 2009
Vaccination is essential to prevent world's leading child killer - pneumonia
Marking the first international World Pneumonia Day on 2 November, the GAVI Alliance plans to immunise 130 million children in poor countries against pneumonia, the world’s leading child killer.
11 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.
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.
04 February 2009
Nobel Prize winner and GAVI call for equal access to HPV vaccine
Girls in developing countries deserve the same access to a life-saving vaccine against cervical cancer as girls in richer nations, said the GAVI Alliance on World Cancer Day.
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.
16 April 2008
Tracking Progress in Maternal Newborn and Child Survival the 2008 Report - Julian Lob-Levyt
The 2008 report issued today in Cape Town provides a significant assessment of the progress in maternal, newborn and child survival. I am pleased to see the report's particular focus on the pivotal role of immunisation in efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), especially MDG 4, which aims at reducing by two thirds the mortality rate among children under five. Significant increases in immunisation rates serve as among the most promising trends for reducing childhood mortality and achieving MDG 4.
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%.
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