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01 December 2015
'Deliver, deliver, deliver' – Dagfinn Høybråten reflects on five years as Gavi Board Chair
Dagfinn Høybråten will this week chair a Gavi Board meeting for the last time before stepping down at the end of the year. Here he reflects on five years at the helm of the Vaccine Alliance, steering Gavi through some of the momentous events in its 15-year history.
18 August 2015
People in Cameroon to be protected against cholera with Gavi-supported vaccine
More than 110,000 doses of oral cholera vaccine will protect people in the northern region.
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 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.
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
30 September 2013
Seth Berkley talks about life-saving vaccines at the Global Citizens Festival
GAVI CEO Seth Berkley joins Jeffrey Sachs of The Earth Institute and actress Olivia Wilde at the 2013 Global Citizens Festival in Central Park, New York to support Sachs' campaign to train and deploy one million community health workers across sub-Saharan Africa “who will help deliver vaccines to keep people healthy”. Over 60,000 attended the concert organised by Global Poverty Project (www.globalpovertyproject.com).
29 May 2013
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.
14 May 2013
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.
06 December 2012
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.
28 November 2012
31 – Country driven programmes
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. A fundamental principle in GAVI’s business model is that the EPI program is the responsibility of the country and that it is owned and driven by the country.
17 – Best practice in introducing new vaccines
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. The number of new vaccines being introduced in developing countries has increased significantly in recent years. Sharing successful strategies and best practices for introducing new vaccines is essential to ensure rapid, equitable, safe and efficient introduction and delivery of new vaccines.
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.
29 October 2012
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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19 September 2012
13 countries receive awards; government leaders, parliamentarians and civil society groups receive special recognitions
25 May 2012
Rwanda introduces new vaccine against a leading childhood killer
Rotavirus vaccines will protect children from severe and deadly diarrhoea.
21 December 2011
Malawian mothers: three tales of suffering and hope
Three women explain how they lost babies to pneumonia because they live too far from health centres. Pneumococcal vaccine, now part of Malawi's immunisation programme, could have prevented their children's premature deaths.
12 November 2011
Pneumococcal vaccines introduced in Malawi
On 12 November 2011, World Pnuemonia Day, Malawi became the 16th GAVI-eligible country to introduce the pneumococcal vaccine, protecting children in the country against the leading cause of pneumonia.
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.
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.
07 July 2011
Immunisation advocacy campaign in Malawi
Through the GAVI Alliance's initiative, hundreds of thousands of children have been saved in Malawi, where civil society organisations are appealing to the government to support the health sector.
31 January 2011
Letter by GAVI Board Chair, Dagfinn Høybråten, January 2011
Dagfinn Høybråten outlines his priorities to ensure that GAVI continues to succeed in saving lives through immunisation.
26 July 2010
Global health organisations call for increased commitments to maternal and child health at African Union Summit
On the occasion of the African Union Summit, global health organisations are calling for increased commitments to improve the health of women and children in Africa in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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