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08 December 2016

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Gavi to support immunisation of children in Syria

Gavi Board decisions also taken to strengthen emergency vaccine stockpiles and to accelerate human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine programme to protect 40 million girls against cervical cancer by 2020.

21 September 2016

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Using data to map immunisation in the developing world

Philips and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, are teaming up to improve the quality of immunisation data and its collection in primary and community healthcare, with Uganda as a test ground.

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.

24 April 2015

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Lions Clubs mobilise for World Immunization Week

Advocacy toolkit launched to help Health Ministries spread the word about vaccination against measles and rubella in developing 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.

26 September 2014

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Liberia champions childhood vaccines and Gavi at UN General Assembly

African leaders express support to the Vaccine Alliance with goal of reaching every child.

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.

08 March 2014

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1.5 million girls set to benefit from vaccine against cervical cancer

GAVI Alliance support for national introductions marks new HPV vaccine milestone on International Women’s Day.

07 November 2013

Germany statement

GAVI Alliance welcomes Germany’s continued commitment to immunisation

German support set to benefit East African Community and help improve supply chain.

29 October 2013

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Why political commitment to immunisation matters

Lord Boateng of the UK Parliament helped kick-off the Mid-Term Review meeting by hosting a panel discussion exploring the importance of parliamentary commitment to immunisation– among MPs in donor and implementing countries

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).

06 December 2012

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More than 30 million girls to be immunised with HPV vaccines by 2020 with GAVI support

The GAVI Alliance plans to work with countries to prepare them for nationwide roll outs of the vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV), the leading cause of cervical cancer.

06 December 2012

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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

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32 – Implementation of the Global Vaccine Action Plan: the Decade of Vaccines Collaboration

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. Speakers in this panel highlighted the importance of working together to achieve the Decade of Vaccines’ vision to improve health by extending by 2020 and beyond the full benefits of immunization to all people, regardless of where they are born, who they are or where they live.

28 November 2012


23 – Measure what you manage: the data quality challenge

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. Administrative data systems are of highly variable quality across different GAVI eligible countries. Sources of error include numerator and denominator measurement inaccuracies.

28 November 2012


18 – Paediatrician perspectives: a booster shot for the immunisation agenda

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This session highlighted the unique role of paediatricians in advocating for child health and immunisation.

28 November 2012

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16 – RISING up! Advocacy for immunisation

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This session explored successful methods and tools of advocacy and policy change in the immunization arena.

28 November 2012

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07 – Prospective evaluations for real-time learning

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This workshop provided an opportunity to share initial progress and plans around a set of prospective full country evaluations, but also to hear suggestions and ideas from the audience on how to strengthen the evaluation approach and design.

16 November 2012


GAVI marks World Prematurity Day

Preterm birth is the world's largest killer of newborn babies, causing more than 1 million deaths each year. 75% of those deaths could be saved with proven, cost-effective measures.

05 October 2012

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Useful information

Useful information for anyone attending the Partners' Forum in Tanzania: Climate, Passports & Visas, Health, Safety, General behaviour in public, Currency, Tipping, Electricity, Shopping

19 September 2012

Awards ceremony

Awards ceremony

13 countries receive awards; government leaders, parliamentarians and civil society groups receive special recognitions

04 April 2012


International parliamentarians commit to immunisation

A panel of democratically-elected representatives from around the world has committed to advocating for vaccines and immunisation, recognising that the technology is cost-effective in reducing maternal and child mortality.

30 March 2012

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Comic Relief increases its grant to GAVI

Total of £5 million thanks to Sport Relief and Gates Foundation.

19 March 2012

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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.

19 January 2012

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GAVI works with Cameroon and Niger to recover misused funds

Following separate investigations into the misuse of GAVI funding in Cameroon and Niger, both Ministries of Health have cooperated fully and confirmed their commitment to take all necessary measures, including the reimbursement of misused funds.

01 December 2011

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Maternal and neonatal tetanus eliminated

Uganda shows that tetanus eradication is possible through well supported and coordinated campaigns.

15 November 2011

Civil society in Bangladesh

When GAVI’s Civil Society Steering Committee gathered in Bangladesh (11-13 November), they were eager to learn more about the country’s immunisation success story. Local CSO BRAC obliged with a field visit to Torgaom village near Dhaka.

03 August 2011

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Seth Berkley starts work as new GAVI CEO

Former IAVI leader starts work as GAVI's third Chief Executive Officer, ready to lead the Alliance's ambitious five-year plans to introduce new vaccines against pneumococcal and rotavirus diseases, Meningitis A, HPV, rubella and Japanese encephalitis.

08 March 2011

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Dr Seth Berkley appointed as GAVI Alliance Chief Executive Officer

The GAVI Alliance Board announced today that it has appointed Dr Seth Berkley as the new Chief Executive Officer of the GAVI Alliance.

01 March 2011

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GAVI Alliance welcomes UK multilateral aid review

The GAVI Alliance welcomed a UK Government review issued today that found the public-private partnership to be highly cost effective and critical in reducing deaths among children under five years old.

26 July 2010

Global health organisations call for increased commitments to maternal and child health at African Union Summit

On the occasion of the African Union Summit, global health organisations are calling for increased commitments to improve the health of women and children in Africa in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

14 April 2010

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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


30 October 2009

Vaccination is essential to prevent world's leading child killer - pneumonia

Marking the first international World Pneumonia Day on 2 November, the GAVI Alliance plans to immunise 130 million children in poor countries against pneumonia, the world’s leading child killer.

15 September 2009

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GAVI catalyses new injection safety standards

It would be a cruel irony if an injection to prevent one disease merely inflicted another. Yet, without safe injection practices, expanding vaccine coverage in the age of highly transmissible diseases such as HIV/AIDS, runs a very real risk of spreading infection.

12 August 2009

18 million Indian children to receive life-saving five-in-one vaccine

More than 18 million children in India will be immunised with a pentavalent five-in-one vaccine thanks to funding worth US$ 165 million from GAVI.

01 August 2008

First shot of pentavalent vaccine for the children of the Solomon Islands

Support from the GAVI Alliance enables Introduction of Vaccine against Deadly Haemophilus influenzae type b (or Hib) and Four Other Diseases.

24 April 2008

Symposium announces great strides in childhood immunisation

Significant progress to date, with opportunities for overcoming the financial, logistical, and technical barriers that hinder steps forward.

16 April 2008

Tracking Progress in Maternal Newborn and Child Survival the 2008 Report - Julian Lob-Levyt

The 2008 report issued today in Cape Town provides a significant assessment of the progress in maternal, newborn and child survival. I am pleased to see the report's particular focus on the pivotal role of immunisation in efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), especially MDG 4, which aims at reducing by two thirds the mortality rate among children under five. Significant increases in immunisation rates serve as among the most promising trends for reducing childhood mortality and achieving MDG 4.

10 April 2008

Delivering the promise: through new markets, new money and new partnerships for development - Julian Lob-Levyt, GAVI Alliance Executive Secretary

Speaking to a gathering of eminent international scientists, Dr Lob-Levyt describes the business model of the GAVI Alliance and its impact through partnership on shaping vaccine markets, stimulating new financial resources, raising immunisation coverage in the world’s poorest countries, and strengthening the capacity of health systems to sustain and build health gains.

09 April 2008

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Australia and Papua New Guinea launch efforts to crush deadly Hib disease in Pacific region

New vaccine rollout through the GAVI Alliance expected to help extinguish childhood killer. Papua New Guinea will begin immunising children this month with a vaccine that promises to rid the nation of Haemophilus Influenzae type b, or Hib disease, one of the deadliest causes of meningitis and pneumonia. 

10 March 2008

Deadly disease eliminated in children under five years of age in Uganda

Hib meningitis has been virtually eliminated in young children in Uganda just five years after the country introduced Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine nationwide, according to an independent study.

15 November 2006

EU Commission scales up fight against childhood disease

The GAVI Alliance is announcing today that the European Commission is committing €10 million in new financing to accelerate access to new and underused vaccines in three low-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda.

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