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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

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.

19 November 2013

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Norway-Gates Foundation saving millions of lives with support for GAVI and immunisaton

Norwegian premier Erna Solberg and Bill Gates highlight GAVI as cornerstone of life-saving collaboration between Norway and the Gates Foundation on immunisation.

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.

24 April 2013

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Children in Somalia to receive new vaccination against deadly diseases

The Somali authorities launch a new five-in-one-vaccine against several potentially fatal childhood diseases, which could save thousands of lives [Somali].

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.

10 January 2013

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GAVI recognised for effectiveness and focus on results

In its first ever Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) review the GAVI Alliance has been commended for its effectiveness in increasing access to immunisation and for its focus on results.

12 November 2012

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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.

20 August 2012

Rotavirus vaccines introduced in health centres in Yemen

During the month of Ramadan, health centres in Yemen are packed with families who have come to get their children vaccinated against rotavirus, the leading cause of death due to diarrhoea. On 1 August 2012, the government of Yemen introduced the rotavirus vaccines in its routine immunisation programme to prevent thousands of children’s deaths from severe diarrhoea.

01 August 2012

A mother receives a vaccination card for her children at a health centre in Yemen

Yemen introduces rotavirus vaccines

Rotavirus vaccines are the best way to prevent thousands of children’s death from severe rotavirus disease.

24 April 2012

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Rotavirus vaccines, potential to save 2.4 million lives

Special supplemental issue of the journal Vaccine provides critical insights on rotavirus vaccine performance to help maximize their impact in developing countries.

10 November 2011

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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

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GAVI Alliance partners to tackle childhood killer in Ethiopia

Largest introduction to date of life-saving pneumococcal vaccines to be provided to Ethiopian children.

30 June 2011

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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.

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'.

07 April 2011

Yemeni parents welcome pneumococcal vaccine

Coverage of the pneumococcal vaccine introduction into Yemen's national immunisation programme, targeting pneumonia, the biggest killer of children in the country, accounting for approximately 20% of child deaths.

05 April 2011

Honduras tackles leading killer of children

Pneumococcal vaccines introduced in seventh GAVI-eligible country.

04 April 2011

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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.

10 March 2011

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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 celebrates pneumococcal vaccine rollout

Browse this gallery to see pictures of Kenya's celebration of the introduction of pneumococcal vaccine into its national immunisation programme, as well as what the life-saving vaccine will mean for mothers living in the Kibera shanty town in Nairobi.

14 February 2011

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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

New pneumococcal vaccines bring hope to parents in Yemen

Pneumonia is the leading killer of children under five in Yemen, with acute respiratory diseases accounting for 20 to 23 per cent of the country’s infant deaths.

29 January 2011

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Introduction of pneumococcal vaccines in Yemen

Doune Porter, PATH, writes about the historic roll-out of the pneumococcal vaccine in Yemen.

16 June 2010

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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.

19 May 2009

Developing countries increasingly help finance purchase of life-saving vaccines

Twenty seven countries contribute to vaccine costs through the GAVI Alliance; up from just six in 2007.
 

26 November 2008

GAVI Alliance to vaccinate an additional 6.6 million children against three killer diseases

Alliance commits US$ 134 million but warns of funding challenges to introduce new support against cervical cancer, typhoid, Japanese encephalitis and rubella.

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