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30 July 2015

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17 July 2015

India pentavalent scale-up 2014

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.

26 June 2015

Cote d Ivoire - IPV launch

Enhanced polio protection to reach 650,000 Côte d’Ivoire children every year

Côte d’Ivoire is introducing the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunisation programme.

28 April 2015

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More than two million Congolese children per year to be protected against polio

Democratic Republic of Congo to introduce Inactivated Polio Vaccine with Gavi and partners’ support.

20 March 2015

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Children in Bangladesh to benefit from dual vaccine introduction

More than three million children to be protected against polio and the leading cause of pneumonia (joint press release Gavi, UNICEF, WHO, GPEI).

26 January 2015

Industry and private sector leaders meet with Gavi and Bill Gates ahead of the Replenishment Conference in Berlin, Germany

Private sector makes new pledges to support childhood immunisation in developing countries

Vaccine manufacturers and private firms set out commitments ahead of major Gavi conference

28 October 2014

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Review of Gavi support to Nigeria

Audit of cash support in Nigeria relating to funds disbursed in the period 2011-2013.

18 September 2014

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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.

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

30 July 2014

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5-in-1 vaccine now in all 73 poorest countries

Introductions target successfully achieved – work still to be done on increasing coverage.

29 May 2014

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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

19 May 2014

Investing in Sustainable & Healthy Future for All

African leaders gather in Abuja, Nigeria, to endorse a declaration to invest in children's immunisation.

09 May 2014

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African business leaders and the GAVI Alliance discuss partnering up

CEO breakfast at WEF Africa puts spotlight on role of private sector partnerships in vaccinating children in Africa.

25 March 2014

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GAVI-supported Pneumo and Rota studies published

Reviews highlight effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccine dosing schedule and importance of rotavirus surveillance.

28 February 2014

Poliomyelitis vaccination and immunization, Ethiopia

GAVI Alliance complements global polio eradication effort

Countries eligible for GAVI Alliance support invited to apply for funding for inactivated polio vaccine until 2015.

26 November 2013

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GAVI Alliance to support Nigeria's first new national yellow fever vaccination campaign in 30 years

Mass preventive campaign will protect close to 60 million children and adults.

22 November 2013

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GAVI Alliance to support introduction of inactivated polio vaccine in world’s 73 poorest countries

Alliance Board selects additional vaccines to include in its portfolio.

09 October 2013

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GAVI welcomes Canada's support for measles vaccines

GAVI welcomes Canada’s US$ 20 million pledge to accelerate access to measles vaccines.

07 August 2013

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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).

26 July 2013

GAVI aims to improve access to vaccines in Nigeria through supply chains project

The GAVI Alliance has approved US$ 21 million to help improve vaccine supply chains in Nigeria as part of a partnership aimed at scaling up routine immunisation. 

11 April 2013

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GAVI signs-up to Polio Declaration

Scientists, doctors, experts from 75 countries highlight achievability of polio eradication

11 February 2013

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Attacks on health workers in Nigeria unacceptable

The GAVI Alliance joins the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the Government of Nigeria in condemning attacks in Nigeria which have killed and injured health workers.

10 January 2013

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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.

18 December 2012

WHO, UNICEF and GAVI condemn attacks on health workers in Pakistan

The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the GAVI Alliance join the Government of Pakistan and the provinces of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in condemning the multiple attacks that have killed six health workers in the past 24 hours.

03 December 2012

MenAfriVac

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.

28 November 2012

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13 – Thursday plenary

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary

28 November 2012

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23 – Measure what you manage: the data quality challenge

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary

28 November 2012

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28 November 2012

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37 – Faith and the drive for equity in immunisation

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary

24 October 2012

World Polio Day

World Polio Day

There’s a lot to celebrate this World Polio Day. In all but three countries of the world, polio has been eradicated with the support of WHO and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. This year, fewer children (171) have been paralyzed by this crippling virus, in fewer parts of the world than ever before.

04 October 2012

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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.

14 June 2012

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Child Survival Call to Action, conference goal

High-level conference on child survival kicks-off with a goal of ending all preventable child deaths around the world in a generation.

14 June 2012

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Hillary Clinton, birthplace should not affect survival of a child

Addressing a gathering of global leaders on child and maternal health, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton describes the child mortality gap between rich and poor countries as "shocking".

13 June 2012

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GAVI boosts global response to measles outbreaks

New investment tops year of progress in providing world's poorest children with equitable access to life-saving vaccines.

08 June 2012

Baby Christabel Emmanuel receives pentavalent vaccine © Joseph Oteri/2012

Nigeria launches pentavalent vaccine

Nigerian vaccine introductions set to save as many as 30,000 child lives every year following this year’s launch of the pentavalent vaccine and next year’s launch of the pneumococcal vaccine.

23 May 2012

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GAVI CEO – We will focus on countries with low coverage

Tailored approach required to ensure routine immunisation reaches 19.3 million children who miss out every year.

10 May 2012

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Diary of a vaccine monitor

As a programme officer with the GAVI Alliance, Nilgun Aydogan is responsible not only for helping south Asian countries apply for funding to introduce life-saving vaccines but also for monitoring the effectiveness of their immunisation programmes.

24 April 2012

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USAID’s Shah calls for zero preventable deaths

Launching the “Every Child Deserves a Fifth Birthday” social media campaign in Washington,  the head of the United States Agency for International Development gives a sneak peek of his vision for a world with zero child deaths from preventable diseases.

17 April 2012

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IVAC identifies solutions to Nigeria childhood mortality crisis

A study released today by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has identified the most feasible and impactful solutions for Nigeria’s immunisation programme that could offer the best hope yet for scaling up vaccine access to the nation’s most rural areas and taking aim at the country’s precipitous number of child deaths.

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.

12 January 2012

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India's progress on polio highlights potential of immunisation

Statement by GAVI Alliance CEO, Seth Berkley MD on India's success in staying free of polio for a year and its renewed commitment to immunisation.

22 December 2011

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Q and A with Helen Evans on GAVI challenges and opportunities

In this special Q and A, GAVI’s Deputy CEO Helen Evans discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the Alliance after last June’s successful replenishment process.

24 October 2011

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Polio eradication will highlight the power of immunisation

Feared for centuries because of the death and paralysis it causes, polio is finally on the edge of eradication.

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.

14 September 2010

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The unfinished business of immunisation

New vaccines against the pneumococcal bacteria and rotavirus could save more than one million children's lives each year, but a US$ 4 billion gap in funding threatens these and other immunisation programmes, a report published jointly today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the GAVI Alliance, said.

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.
 

09 April 2009

GAVI partners mobilise to counter meningitis outbreaks

In an effort to save lives and contain the spread of meningitis, the GAVI Alliance has fast tracked a US$ 55 million contribution to establish a stockpile of meningococcal vaccines and pay for reactive campaigns in the highly endemic African “meningitis belt” countries.

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.

31 March 2007

Multi-level approach in Nigeria

A concerted effort and careful strategic planning, involving people at many different levels, has tackled a desperate immunisation situation in Nigeria.

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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