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24 July 2015

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Sudan's other crisis

On CNN.com 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.

19 May 2015

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The Arab League supports Gavi efforts on immunisation and saving children's lives with vaccines

Support will enhance advocacy efforts across Arab League countries

16 December 2014

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Gavi announces appointment of new Board members

New members will support Alliance’s efforts to reach hundreds of millions of children with vaccines by 2020.

04 December 2014

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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.

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.

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

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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]

23 September 2013

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Vaccine Innovation and the Global Press: Seth Berkley at the UN Foundation

GAVI CEO delivers post-MDG vision for role of vaccines in global health.

08 August 2013

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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

02 August 2013

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Introduction of life-saving pneumococcal vaccine targets 1.3 million infants in Sudan

Sudanese children have begun receiving pneumococcal vaccine that will protect them from a leading cause of pneumonia, the biggest killer of children under five in low income countries.

23 April 2013

Immunisation in Islamic countries

Marking World Immunisation Week, pictures from GAVI's exhibition at the UK Houses of Parliament show the value of immunisation, the need for life-saving vaccines, ways in which the medicines are delivered and the challenges of delivery in Yemen, Zanzibar-Tanzania, Pakistan and Sudan.

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.

03 December 2012

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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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Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary

28 November 2012

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37 – Faith and the drive for equity in immunisation

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary

29 October 2012

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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.

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.

25 May 2012

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Rwanda introduces new vaccine against a leading childhood killer

Rotavirus vaccines will protect children from severe and deadly diarrhoea.

01 February 2012

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Matching Fund partner ARK works to defeat rotavirus

ARK launches first comprehensive anti-diarrhoea programme in Zambia.

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.

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.

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.

26 September 2011

The introduction of rotavirus vaccines in Africa

The roll out of rotavirus vaccines in Africa has begun. In this five-minute film, immunisation experts, health workers and mothers from Sudan and Tanzania talk about the need for the vaccines and their hope for the future.

26 September 2011

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New vaccine to protect children from severe diarrhoea comes to Sudan

Sudan recently became the first of many GAVI-eligible countries in Africa to introduce a new vaccine to protect children from rotavirus, the leading cause of severe infant 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.

01 July 2011

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The Sudan introduces rotavirus vaccine

Following the Sudan's introduction of the rotavirus vaccine, GAVI plans to introduce it in 40 GAVI-eligible countries by 2015.

10 June 2011

Rotavirus vaccinations in Ghana

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.

29 April 2011

We need to make rotavirus vaccines available to all children

Statement by the GAVI Alliance interim CEO, Helen Evans.

16 November 2010

la Caixa stimulates child vaccination with a new contribution of 3 million euros

HRH Princess Cristina, Director of the International Area of the "la Caixa" Foundation, and Mary Robinson, Chair of the GAVI Alliance Board, ex-President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, renewed this morning at Caixa Forum Madrid the commitment of "la Caixa" to the eradication of child mortality with the donation to GAVI of 3 million euros.

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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