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22 March 2016
A brighter future in Sierra Leone thanks to the power of vaccines
While West Africa is still struggling with new cases of Ebola, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone must also rebuild their health systems to reach children with life-saving vaccines and prevent outbreaks of other dangerous diseases. Photos by Kate Holt
11 February 2016
Japan commits US$ 18.5 million to support immunisation in Ebola-affected region
Pledge from G7 President will help revitalise immunisation services and strengthen health systems.
20 January 2016
Ebola vaccine purchasing commitment from Gavi to prepare for future outbreaks
Agreement will help push vaccine towards regulatory approval.
31 July 2015
Encouraging trial results offer significant hope for rapid availability of Ebola vaccine to end current outbreak
Ring vaccination trial data suggests vaccine is highly effective.
17 July 2015
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.
07 July 2015
Gavi to support rebuilding of immunisation programmes in Ebola-affected countries
Worryingly low immunisation rates risk further deaths as Ebola recedes.
23 March 2014
UK public support for Sport Relief to help vaccinate children in Africa and Asia
Support for GAVI Alliance in the race to immunise children announced at London 2012 Olympic stadium.
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.
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
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
11 April 2013
GAVI review of health system strengthening in Sierra Leone
GAVI’s Transparency & Accountability Policy Team (TAP) has finalised its Audit of Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) in Sierra Leone and the findings have been officially communicated to the Government.
25 February 2013
Statement on Ms Zainab Bangura and GAVI’s review of Sierra Leone
The GAVI Alliance has been requested by Ms Zainab Hawa Bangura, a former Minister of Health of Sierra Leone, to clarify certain details of its on-going review of GAVI Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) funding support to Sierra Leone.
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
25 – Building resilience in fragile states
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary
22 November 2012
GAVI reviews health system support to Sierra Leone
In-depth review of health system strengthening (HSS) support launched.
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.
05 October 2012
Useful information for anyone attending the Partners' Forum in Tanzania: Climate, Passports & Visas, Health, Safety, General behaviour in public, Currency, Tipping, Electricity, Shopping
14 June 2012
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.
30 March 2012
British comedian John Bishop visits Sierra Leone childrens hospital for Comic Relief
Comedian John Bishop witnessing the anguish preventable illnesses, like diarrhoea and pneumonia, can cause while visiting the only children's hospital in Sierra Leone. Bishop cycled, rowed and ran more than 295 miles from Paris to London in five days, raising funds for vaccines.
Comic Relief increases its grant to GAVI
Total of £5 million thanks to Sport Relief and Gates Foundation.
19 March 2012
Comic Relief goes the distance for immunisation
Comic Relief, the hugely popular UK charity, is gearing up for a marathon of events over the next week as part of its Sport Relief fundraising campaign, with a portion of the proceeds going toward child immunisation through the GAVI Alliance.
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.
15 October 2011
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
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.
19 September 2011
Leaders call for new approach to women’s health
Government, UN and civil society leaders today called for a new approach to women’s healthcare to address the devastating impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases in low and middle-income countries.
12 September 2011
EC makes further commitment to saving lives
The European Commission pledges an additional 20 million Euros to support GAVI's vaccination programmes in Africa and the Caribbean and Pacific regions.
17 July 2011
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
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.
08 June 2011
Sierra Leone - Mothers and doctors appeal for immunisation
Sierra Leone has one of the world's highest infant mortality rates. Mothers and doctors give an emotional appeal to donors to support two new vaccines to fight pneumonia and diarrhoea.
07 June 2011
Cures are wonderful; prevention would be even better
Doune Porter, PATH, reports from Sierra Leone, where diseases such as diarrhoea, pneumonia, and malaria, often combined with malnutrition, take the heaviest toll on young children.
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'.
05 April 2011
Honduras tackles leading killer of children
Pneumococcal vaccines introduced in seventh GAVI-eligible country.
04 April 2011
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.
22 March 2011
Immunisation key to cancer prevention
One fifth of all cases of cancer are caused by chronic infections like hepatitis B and human papillomavirus (HPV) but vaccines exist to prevent both diseases.
10 March 2011
Co-financing of GAVI vaccines on the increase
Since 2008, the number of countries required to co-finance new and underused vaccines supplied by GAVI has nearly doubled from 26 to 47 in 2010.
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.
14 February 2011
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
Introduction of pneumococcal vaccines in Yemen
Doune Porter, PATH, writes about the historic roll-out of the pneumococcal vaccine in Yemen.
30 July 2009
GAVI role in ever-growing demand for pentavalent
Despite the advantages of the 5-in-1 pentavalent vaccine, political will to drive widespread roll-out was lacking -- until GAVI support played a key role in changing market conditions.
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.
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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