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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.

25 June 2015

Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi; Bill Gates Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates, Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Jean-Marc Gravellini, Executive Director in charge of Operations of the AFD.

Health in the Sahel region, together to improve immunisation programmes

The AFD, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Gavi signed an Initiative to increase coverage rates in six Sahel countries.

24 April 2015

Lions Club WIW

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.

27 January 2015

Pledges annoucement

World leaders make record-breaking commitment to protect poorest children with vaccines

Support puts Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance on the path to immunise a further 300 million children and save up to six million more lives

22 January 2015


Half a billion children vaccinated and seven million lives saved thanks to Gavi partners

Global health milestone announced days ahead of major replenishment meeting

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.

26 September 2014

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Liberia champions childhood vaccines and Gavi at UN General Assembly

African leaders express support to the Vaccine Alliance with goal of reaching every child.

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.

29 May 2014

Seth Berkley at Canada MNCH summit

Global summit looks to immunisation to save millions of lives

Canadian PM Harper calls on countries to invest politically, financially to improve maternal, newborn and child health

23 May 2014


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

Ghana and GAVI host successful event at World Health Assembly.

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.

07 August 2013

Deputy CEO Helen Evans with Dr Tebebe Yemane-Berhan

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

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).

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.

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.

05 October 2012

Tanzania rotavirus rollout Sister Moshi

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.

21 February 2012

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Q and A on Nigeria’s introduction of MenAfriVac

Interview with Muhammad Sani Adamu, Head of Accelerated Disease Control in Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency, who played a key role in rolling out the new vaccine against meningitis A, MenAfriVac, to Nigeria’s northern states.

26 January 2012

Chad’s campaign against meningitis A

One of the first countries to introduce the new meningitis A vaccine (MenAfriVac), Chad ran an immunisation campaign with GAVI support in December 2011 to help eliminate the region’s devastating epidemics.

19 January 2012

Map showing Niger and Cameroon

GAVI works with Cameroon and Niger to recover misused funds

Following separate investigations into the misuse of GAVI funding in Cameroon and Niger, both Ministries of Health have cooperated fully and confirmed their commitment to take all necessary measures, including the reimbursement of misused funds.

10 November 2011

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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.

19 October 2011


GAVI lifts suspension of its cash support to Mali

The Malian Government has fully reimbursed GAVI the amount of US$ 563,000 that was misused during the period 2008-2010.

15 October 2011

Ethiopia pneumo launch

GAVI Alliance partners to tackle childhood killer in Ethiopia

Largest introduction to date of life-saving pneumococcal vaccines to be provided to Ethiopian children.

17 July 2011

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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.

30 June 2011

Cameroon pnuemococcal launch 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.

19 May 2011

GAVI and Government of Mali resolve misuse of funds case

An investigation by the GAVI Alliance has concluded that US$ 563,000 was misused in two of its cash-based programmes in Mali.

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'.

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.

05 April 2011

Honduras tackles leading killer of children

Pneumococcal vaccines introduced in seventh GAVI-eligible country.

04 April 2011

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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.

30 March 2011

GAVI Alliance steps up transparency on oversight of its cash programmes

To further increase transparency of the oversight of its cash-based support, the GAVI Alliance announced today that it will make public when it suspends a cash programme to investigate possible misuse of funds.

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.

06 December 2010

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New meningitis A vaccine introduced in Burkina Faso

GAVI supports mass vaccination campaign in “meningitis belt”.

06 December 2010

Meningitis vaccine introduced in Africa's meningitis belt

For years and years, meningitis epidemics in the 25 countries of Africa's meningitis belt have caused death, disability and fear.

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.

02 December 2008

Financed by the GAVI Alliance, massive campaign is launched to prevent outbreak

Burkina Faso vaccinates 7.9 million against deadly yellow fever disease.

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.

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.

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