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19 October 2016

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Millions more children to be protected from five diseases thanks to new vaccine supply agreement

5-in-1 pentavalent vaccine will come from a broad base of manufacturers at half the 2016 average price for the next three years.

19 September 2016


On the frontline: Gavi's support to fragile states

With more than half of Gavi-supported countries officially listed as fragile states, Gavi is increasingly working on several fronts to ensure vaccines still reach people living on the frontlines of humanitarian crises.

22 February 2016

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Meningitis A nearly eliminated in Africa through vaccination

Joint press release first published by WHO and PATH, joint founders of the Meningitis Vaccine Project.

12 November 2015

Mothers attending the launch ceremony of the PCV vaccine in Guinea Bissau, june 2015.

Unprecedented number of children protected against pneumonia with Gavi support

As the international community marks the seventh World Pneumonia Day, Gavi pneumococcal and pentavalent vaccines are reaching children at an accelerated pace.

18 August 2015

Cameroon cholera campaign

People in Cameroon to be protected against cholera with Gavi-supported vaccine

More than 110,000 doses of oral cholera vaccine will protect people in the northern region.

24 July 2015


Sudan's other crisis

On Dr Seth Berkley warns that the number of measles cases in Sudan could explode unless temporary ceasefire is negotiated in the Nuba Mountains.

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.

04 December 2014

EA Paediatricians

East Africa paediatricians speak with one voice for vaccines

Paediatricians from eastern Africa call on local and global leaders to invest more in life-saving immunisation.

02 September 2014

South Sudan overcomes great obstacles to protect children

Despite conflict, the South Sudanese government brings in five-in-one pentavalent vaccine with Gavi support.

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.

06 May 2014

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GAVI Alliance welcomes availability of Indian pentavalent vaccine

The GAVI Alliance welcomes the announcement that an additional pentavalent vaccine has received prequalification by the World Health Organization (WHO).

30 October 2013

Seth Berkley speaks at MTR

A-Z of GAVI successes and challenges - Seth Berkley’s mid-term review

Dr Seth Berkley, GAVI CEO started the Mid-Term Review with an all-encompassing presentation highlighting the Alliance’s progress in delivering against its 2011-15 strategic goals. Read the A-Z of the key themes in the presentation.

30 October 2013

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GAVI Alliance partners reaching more children than ever before with accelerated access to vital vaccines

Mid-Term Review meeting highlights immunisation successes and challenges.

14 October 2013

MTR report

GAVI Alliance on track to immunise a quarter of a billion children by 2015 and prevent nearly 4 million deaths

The GAVI Alliance is on track to meet its ambitious targets of supporting developing countries to immunise an additional quarter of a billion children by 2015, and preventing nearly four million deaths in the process. [Arabic] | [Chinese] | [German] | [Italian] | [Japanese] | [Korean] | [Spanish]

08 August 2013


GAVI responds to Medecins Sans Frontieres

In response to a press release issued by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on 8 August 2013, the GAVI Alliance issued the following statement

18 April 2013

Pentavalent infographic preview

Indian manufacturer cuts price of childhood vaccine by 30 percent

The cost of immunising millions of the world’s most vulnerable children against five deadly and debilitating diseases is set to fall, thanks to a major price reduction of one third for pentavalent vaccine. This new, more cost-effective price provides the opportunity for the GAVI Alliance to pay up to US$ 150 million less over the next four years compared with using lowest cost alternative suppliers.

28 November 2012

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37 – Faith and the drive for equity in immunisation

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. Speakers presented about the unique contributions of faith based organizations, faith institutions and faith leaders, to achieving the promise of vaccines in health services delivery, community mobilization and advocacy.

29 October 2012

Malawi Rotavirus launch

Malawi to protect thousands of children’s lives with rotavirus vaccines

Malawi has become the latest in a growing number of African countries to introduce rotavirus vaccine into its national immunisation programme, offering its children the best possible protection against the primary cause of severe and fatal diarrhoea.

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.

19 November 2009

GAVI honours 15 countries

GAVI honours 15 countries for excelling in immunisation and child survival

Fifteen health ministers from low-income countries today received awards from the GAVI Alliance for their outstanding performance in improving child health and immunisation.

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