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02 October 2014

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Taking action at the 69th UNGA

Global health events throughout General Assembly week featured Gavi leadership and highlighted the impact of immunisation.

27 September 2014

Global Citizen Festival 2014

Child immunisation featured at New York concert

Gavi takes centre stage during live TV broadcast of Global Citizen Festival that brings together world leaders, celebrities and everyday people.

26 September 2014

UNGA liberia

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

Nepal IPV

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

HPV vaccine with GAVI support

206,000 more girls to benefit from HPV vaccine with GAVI Alliance support

10 countries approved in latest round of HPV vaccine demonstration programmes.

10 January 2014

Liberia pneumococcal launch thumb

Liberia begins protecting its children against pneumococcal disease

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf joins celebrations in Monrovia.

07 August 2013

Sabin Institute

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).

24 September 2012

Seth Berkley

Seth Berkley addresses UN High Level Panel on post-2015 development agenda

GAVI CEO Seth Berkley talk’s health with the High-level Panel of Eminent Persons tasked with preparing a global development agenda beyond 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals.

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.

07 October 2011

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf pledging conf 700

GAVI congratulates Nobel Peace Prize winner

The GAVI Alliance congratulates Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

17 July 2011

Sudan statement image Ethiopia

Milestone in preventing child deaths from diarrhoea in Africa

GAVI Alliance supports African introduction of rotavirus vaccines against the leading cause of severe infant diarrhoea.

13 June 2011

GAVI pledging conference for immunisation

See the latest images from the London pledging conference for immunisation where GAVI Alliance donors are meeting to make firm commitments to funding life-saving vaccines for developing countries.

13 June 2011

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia - Part 1 of 2

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf delivers her speech during the GAVI Alliance Pledging Conference for Immunisation in London.

13 June 2011

Pledging conference group

Donors commit vaccine funding to achieve historic milestone

GAVI Alliance poised to immunise more than 250 million children in developing countries by 2015 thanks to increased support from major public and private donors. [Spanish] [German]

12 June 2011

Pledging Kevin Rudd

GAVI’s Pledging Conference gets off to a flying start

A number of public and private donors came forward with contributions to GAVI’s life saving mission this evening, ahead of tomorrow’s first GAVI Alliance pledging conference for immunisation.

19 November 2009

GAVI honours 15 countries

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 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.

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.

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.

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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