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27 July 2016
Sudan: first to introduce life-saving meningitis A vaccine into routine immunization
Children in Sudan are set to become the first in the Meningitis belt to benefit from the introduction of Meningitis A vaccine into a routine immunization programme.
26 February 2016
Positive impact of Advance Market Commitment highlighted in report
Innovative financing mechanism helping pneumococcal vaccines reach poorest children in record time.
22 February 2016
Meningitis A nearly eliminated in Africa through vaccination
Joint press release first published by WHO and PATH, joint founders of the Meningitis Vaccine Project.
10 November 2015
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.
26 June 2015
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.
25 June 2015
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.
28 November 2014
Senegalese children getting a healthy start in life
One year on from the pneumococcal vaccine launch Senegal introduces the rotavirus vaccine, helping counter the deadly toll of pneumonia and diarrhoea.
Canada commits C$ 500 million to support immunisation in developing countries
New pledge at the Francophonie Summit will help protect millions of children from deadly diseases.
12 November 2014
Record numbers of children protected against leading causes of pneumonia with Gavi support
“la Caixa” Foundation announces further €1m commitment to support pneumococcal vaccine
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.
29 May 2014
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
08 May 2014
African leaders pledge support for immunisation
African leaders pledge to prioritise sustainable immunisation programmes as part of continued investment in the healthy futures of children and families in their countries.
04 February 2014
206,000 more girls to benefit from HPV vaccine with GAVI Alliance support
10 countries approved in latest round of HPV vaccine demonstration programmes.
05 November 2013
GAVI Alliance welcomes introduction of two life-saving vaccines in Senegal
Senegalese children to benefit from pneumococcal and measles-rubella vaccines .
22 October 2013
GAVI supports Cambodia’s campaign to vaccinate children against measles and rubella
More than four million children will receive the measles-rubella vaccine over the next three months.
16 August 2013
China President thanks international organisations for supporting Africa health development
07 August 2013
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).
29 May 2013
Women Deliver 2013 - Investing in vaccines for girls
Two of Africa’s strongest advocates for women’s health join forces at the Women Deliver conference to highlight investments being made in two life-saving vaccines that will protect young girls in developing countries from cervical cancer and Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS)
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.
22 May 2013
Surge in support for vaccine introductions in developing countries
More than 200 high-level representatives from GAVI eligible countries attended a technical briefing given by the GAVI Alliance and the Government of Senegal at the 66th World Health Assembly.
19 May 2013
Guide to immunisation topics on 2013 World Health Assembly agenda
Thousands of health experts, Member State delegations and international organisations will gather in Geneva from 20-28 May for the WHO’s 66th World Health Assembly. In this preview, we highlight topics on the agenda that will help shape the future of global immunisation.
12 March 2013
Over 700 million children in 49 countries to be protected against measles and rubella
Rwanda’s measles-rubella vaccination campaign is the beginning of an effort to vaccinate more than 700 million children under 15 years of age against two disabling and deadly diseases.
07 March 2013
Stronger protection for women and girls' health starts today
International Women's Day 2013 marks the beginning of a dramatic shift in the health of women and girls. Starting this year, GAVI is supporting the poorest countries of the world to roll out two vaccines that will directly benefit women and girls: human papillomavirus (HPV) against cervical cancer and rubella against 'German measles'.
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.
28 November 2012
41 – Breakfast with Graça Machel-Nelson Mandela
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. Consultation on the Post-2015 MDGs with Mrs Graca Machel and distinguished guests.
38 – Preventing malaria: how might malaria vaccines complement other interventions?
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This panel discussed the current knowledge regarding malaria vaccines. Prospects and challenges ahead for future introduction in malaria endemic areas were discussed, and a brief summary on the malaria vaccine development pipeline also presented.
36 – From important to essential: routine immunisation, the GAVI Alliance and polio eradication
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. The recent GAVI Board held in Tanzania approved GAVI playing a complementary role to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in the polio eradication effort, specifically through routine immunisation within GAVI’s strategy and mission using existing structures, processes and procedures.
12 October 2012
Immunisation lauded as engine for economic growth
Child immunisation has the power to fundamentally change the economic progress of developing countries even beyond the basic benefit of saving lives and improving health.
05 October 2012
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04 October 2012
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.
22 May 2012
Senegal Health Minister highlights key role of immunisation
Vaccines play key role in Senegal's dramatic reduction in child mortality.
21 February 2012
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.
10 June 2011
Developing countries make record demand for life-saving vaccines
A record 50 GAVI eligible countries have applied for vaccine funding from the GAVI Alliance during the organisation’s latest application round, reported GAVI officials today.
09 June 2011
Developing nations take increasing responsibility for immunisation
Developing nations are making increasing financial commitments to the cost of childhood immunisation, a key foundation for social and economic development, the GAVI Alliance said ahead of a pledging conference on 13 June. [German]
30 May 2011
Meningitis A in Burkina Faso
MenAfriVac, a new vaccine against Meningococcal Meningitis seroptype Nm A, is expected to prevent meningitis epidemics in Africa's "meningitis belt" of 25 countries that stretch from Senegal in the west to Ethiopia in the east.
11 May 2011
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.
06 December 2010
New meningitis A vaccine introduced in Burkina Faso
GAVI supports mass vaccination campaign in “meningitis belt”.
16 June 2010
GAVI urges donors to tackle biggest child killers
Marking the Day of the African Child, the GAVI Alliance is launching its 10th anniversary Progress Report that lays out the achievements of developing countries in saving children's lives through immunisation.
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
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.
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.
01 September 2008
GAVI helps Côte d’Ivoire stop yellow fever epidemic
Côte d'Ivoire staves off a yellow fever epidemic in its capital Abidjan thanks to an emergency preventive campaign financed by GAVI.
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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