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03 June 2013

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Angola begins protecting children against major killer disease

Angolan children begin receiving protection against the world’s largest killer of young children as the country introduces the pneumococcal vaccine. The introduction marks a crucial moment for child health in a country that emerged from a quarter of a century of civil war just over a decade ago.

27 April 2013


Thousands of Haitian children to be protected against leading cause of severe diarrhoea

Haiti marks World Immunization Week with a ceremonial introduction of rotavirus vaccine into the country’s routine immunisation programme, with the support of the GAVI Alliance.

25 March 2013


GAVI partner 'la Caixa' Foundation heightens commitment to children's vaccination

The GAVI Alliance receives an additional €1 million from the “la Caixa” Foundation to purchase life-saving vaccines for children in Latin America.

07 March 2013

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Advance Market Commitments ‘promising solutions’ to global health challenges

An evaluation of the design of the pilot Advance Market Commitment (AMC) for pneumococcal vaccines published today shines a light on the groundbreaking funding mechanism which has already helped vaccinate 13 million children against the world’s biggest childhood killer.

10 January 2013


GAVI recognised for effectiveness and focus on results

In its first ever Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) review the GAVI Alliance has been commended for its effectiveness in increasing access to immunisation and for its focus on results.

06 December 2012

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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

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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.

19 September 2012

Awards ceremony

Awards ceremony

13 countries receive awards; government leaders, parliamentarians and civil society groups receive special recognitions

25 May 2012

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health administers the first Rotateq to a child at Gataraga, Musanze

Rwanda introduces new vaccine against a leading childhood killer

Rotavirus vaccines will protect children from severe and deadly diarrhoea.

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.

25 October 2011

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Rotavirus deaths remain unacceptably high

Rotavirus-related diarrhoea kills mostly in developing countries, but vaccine roll outs have begun.

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.

27 September 2011

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Vaccines against major childhood diseases to reach 37 more countries

The GAVI Alliance today announced it will provide funding for 16 more developing countries to introduce rotavirus vaccines and 18 more countries to introduce pneumococcal vaccines.

16 September 2011


Burundi’s children set to receive pneumococcal vaccine

The Republic of Burundi will next week accelerate its fight against pneumonia, the world's biggest killer of children under five, when it becomes the tenth African country to introduce new pneumococcal vaccines.

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

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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'.

29 April 2011

We need to make rotavirus vaccines available to all children

Statement by the GAVI Alliance interim CEO, Helen Evans.

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.

14 February 2011

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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.

29 January 2011

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Introduction of pneumococcal vaccines in Yemen

Doune Porter, PATH, writes about the historic roll-out of the pneumococcal vaccine in Yemen.

15 December 2010

Nicaragua pneumo launch 2010 - Helen's speech

Highlights from the pneumococcal launch ceremony in Nicaragua, including the speech by Helen Evans, interim CEO, the GAVI Alliance.

12 December 2010

Nicaragua pneumococcal launch Dec 2010

Pneumococcal vaccine introduced in Nicaragua

A new vaccine which prevents the most deadly forms of pneumonia - the world's number one killer of children - was introduced today in the routine immunisation programme of a developing country, paving the way to introductions in more than 40 developing countries.

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.

30 April 2010

Guyana tackles second biggest killer of children

The GAVI Alliance and its partners welcome Guyana's introduction this week of vaccinations against rotavirus, the primary cause of the most common and lethal cause of diarrhoea in young children.

26 November 2008

GAVI Alliance to vaccinate an additional 6.6 million children against three killer diseases

Alliance commits US$ 134 million but warns of funding challenges to introduce new support against cervical cancer, typhoid, Japanese encephalitis and rubella.

29 November 2007

GAVI Alliance announces dramatic funding boost for Hib vaccine

Vaccine against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) forms part of a US$ 400 million commitment to bring new and under-used vaccines to 34 million poor children.

22 September 2006

Rotavirus vaccine demonstration to help accelerate progress against a leading killer of children

The Government of Nicaragua and Merck & Co., Inc. today announced their plans to conduct a demonstration rotavirus vaccine program in Nicaragua. This vaccine’s introduction in a developing country right on the heels of its approval in the developed world is a major milestone for children’s health.

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