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29 June 2016

Making numbers count: fighting pneumonia in Nepal

Clinical research funded by Gavi partners at Patan Hospital in Kathmandu is helping shape Nepal’s immunisation policy against its biggest child killer: pneumonia. This video shows how disease burden and impact studies at Patan have guided the national introduction of Haemophilus influenzae type b and pneumococcal vaccines, which protect children against the two main causes of pneumonia.

03 December 2015

First use of Gavi Cholera Stockpile - Cameroon 2015

A short film explaining how Gavi came to support a global cholera vaccine stockpile, and showing the impact this has had on the vaccine market and in Cameroon where it was first deployed.

03 December 2015

Shaken not destroyed - how Nepal's immunisation system survived an earthquake

Within days of last April's devastating earthquake, Nepal resumed regular immunisation services. From a Kathmandu hospital to clinics in the Himalayas, Nepalese on the front-lines of the national health system tell their stories of a remarkable recovery and show why vaccination is going from strength to strength in the mountain kingdom.

25 June 2015

Pneumococcal vaccine impact study in Kenya

Video showing Kenya’s efforts to tackle pneumococcal disease and highlighting pneumococcal vaccine impact study at the Wellcome Trust centre KEMRI at Kilifi.

23 April 2015

Immunisation priorities for south west Cameroon

Dr Bernard Atembeh Bedifh, Regional Chief of Unit for the Expanded Programme for Immunization in Cameroon, describes three immunisation challenges in  the south west region of Limbe.

23 April 2015

Laos uses new vaccine to protect children from mosquito-borne disease

A new vaccine to protect children from Japanese Encephalitis is being introduced in Laos with support from Gavi.

27 February 2015

Interview with Bill Gates

Bill Gates talks to Gavi about it’s past, present and future.

16 February 2015

Video highlights of the Gavi Pledging Conference

Watch video highlights of the historic Gavi Pledging Conference in Berlin (26-27 January 2015), where donors committed US$ 7.5 billion to put Gavi on the path to immunising a further 300 million children by 2020.

28 January 2015

What Gavi will do now

Gavi CEO Seth Berkley explains what Gavi will be able to do with $7.5 billion.

27 January 2015

Saving Lives - A Live Report

Gavi Deputy CEO Anuradha Gupta talks about the real-life impact of immunisation with health workers Sawadago Abdoulaye from Burkina Faso and Dr Faisa Ibrahim from Somalia.

22 January 2015

Gavi celebrates 15 years of saving lives

Highlights from a decade and a half of helping countries protect 500 million people with vaccines.

06 November 2014

Immunisation workers in India prepare for 5-in-1 pentavalent vaccine

As India prepares to protect children against more diseases with the 5-in-1 vaccine, we travel to Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh to hear about the preparations being made.

31 October 2014

New animation tells Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance story

The story of what Gavi does and how it works is told in this new animation.

26 September 2014

Reaching every child in Cameroon

Short film highlighting the challenges and rewards of delivering vaccines to a remote coastal region in Cameroon.This video was produced for the Global Citizen's Festival, held in in New York's Central Park in September 2014.

20 May 2014

The story of GAVI: the power of partnership

GAVI Alliance partners tell the GAVI story and talk about what makes the partnership work.

20 May 2014

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance corporate video

An inspiring new video sets out the impact of Gavi's work since the Vaccine Alliance was created.

20 May 2014

Video of the Brussels replenishment launch event

A summary of key moments from the replenishment launch event captured in a short video.

19 May 2014

Investing in Sustainable & Healthy Future for All

African leaders gather in Abuja, Nigeria, to endorse a declaration to invest in children's immunisation.

19 May 2014

The GAVI Alliance's Private Sector Partnerships

Leading private sector partners highlight the benefits of GAVI's unique business model.

07 May 2014

Saving lives and protecting health in Africa

GAVI Alliance partners work hard every day to deliver the benefits of vaccines to children across Africa.

22 April 2014

World Immunisation Week 2014

Message by Dr Seth Berkley for the World Immunisation Week

16 December 2013

Burundi launches a new vaccine against rotavirus diarrhoea

Burundi became on December 16, 2013 the 19th GAVI eligible country to introduce in its routine immunisation programme antirotavirus vaccine. Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe and often fatal diarrhoea among under five children. In Burundi, diarrhoea causes approximately 15 percent of deaths in children less than five years of age. By 2015, GAVI with the support of its donors and partners plan to support the introduction of this vaccine in more than 30 countries.

11 December 2013

Animation: Why Invest in Vaccines

Vaccines do far more than protect health; they also protect people’s incomes and savings, and promote economic growth. Find out how.

19 November 2013

GAVI Alliance: Supporting Cambodia's immunisation programme

In this three-minute film, GAVI Alliance partners in Cambodia including the Health Minister, health workers and representatives from UNICEF and the World Health Organization explain how GAVI's support is boosting routine immunisation coverage and campaigns against diseases like measles and rubella. First shown at the GAVI Alliance Board meeting in Phnom Penh in November 2013.

30 October 2013

Professor Hans Rosling: Immunisation trends and child survival

Professor Hans Rosling delivers a presentation highlighting trends in immunisation, vaccine development and child survival, during the GAVI Alliance Mid-Term Review meeting, 30 October 2013.

30 September 2013

Seth Berkley talks about life-saving vaccines at the Global Citizens Festival

GAVI CEO Seth Berkley joins Jeffrey Sachs of The Earth Institute and actress Olivia Wilde at the 2013 Global Citizens Festival in Central Park, New York to support Sachs' campaign to train and deploy one million community health workers across sub-Saharan Africa “who will help deliver vaccines to keep people healthy”. Over 60,000 attended the concert organised by Global Poverty Project (

02 August 2013

Matching Fund

The GAVI Matching Fund is a major private sector programme designed to raise US$ 260 million for immunisation by the end of 2015. Learn how the Matching Fund doubles private donation impact.

11 July 2013

Lions Club International and GAVI announce Matching Fund partnership

Watch Lions Clubs International Foundation Chair Wing-Kun Tam and GAVI's Managing Director for Innovative Finance David Ferreira announce their organisations' new partnership to protect tens of millions of children against measles . The announcement was made at the Lions Clubs' annual convention in Hamburg, Germany.

20 March 2013

Rwanda measles-rubella vaccine campaign

Rwanda, through the supporters of GAVI Alliance, WHO, UNICEF and other members of the Measles-rubella Initiative, is rolling out a new dual measles-rubella vaccine aimed at immunising 5 millon children. This is the story 37 year old Giovance,mother of five, and her decision to get all her children immunised with the MR vaccine.

31 January 2013

Vaccinating school girls against HPV in Rwanda

Rwanda was the first African country to introduce HPV vaccines, immunising school girls nationwide with donated vaccines. In 2014 GAVI will support this programme with a sustainable supply of paid for HPV vaccines. This short film follows the third round of HPV vaccination in October 2012.

18 December 2012

Hans Rosling on GAVI's targeted fight against poverty and disease

Professor Hans Rosling is a doctor and a professor of international health at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. At the GAVI Partners' Forum, he showed how GAVI’s mission to increase access to immunisation fits into a new way of looking at global poverty and population trends.

03 December 2012

DPR Korea introduces pentavalent vaccine

In July 2012, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) introduced pentavalent vaccine with support from the GAVI Alliance. Children in DPR Korea will benefit from protection against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease in addition to continuing protection from four other childhood killers as the country introduces the five-in-one pentavalent vaccine into its routine immunisation programme.

03 December 2012

Pakistan tackles top child killer - Pneumonia

Pakistan was the first county in South Asia to launch a vaccine against one of the leading cause of pneumonia among children under five. The introduction of pneumococcal vaccines is an important milestone in the fight to reduce the burden caused by pneumonia in Pakistan. The partnership between the Government of Pakistan and the GAVI Alliance – which includes UNICEF, WHO and civil society, among many other partners - to deliver this life-saving vaccine to Pakistan's children, as well as a renewed commitment to strengthening the current routine immunisation system, provides a solid foundation for a stronger, healthier nation.

30 November 2012

Myanmar children to benefit from pentavalent vaccine and measles second dose

To celebrate the launch of the GAVI supported pentavalent vaccine and measles second dose in Myanmar GAVI Alliance Chairman Dagfinn Høybråten and Deputy CEO Helen Evans hosted a five-day visit to the country by six politicians from Australia and New Zealand, as well as officials from WHO, UNICEF. After decades of social and political isolation half a million children in the country will now receive protection from a range of deadly diseases including measles, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B and Hib.

09 October 2012

Pakistan pneumococcal vaccine introduction

EPI officials, GAVI's Deputy CEO Helen Evans and Mir Hazar Khan Bijaroni, Minister of the Inter Provincial Committee, talk about the impact of Pakistan's rollout of the pneumococcal vaccine and the difficulties of ensuring all children are protected from pneumonia.

01 October 2012

AMC to Eliminate Pneumococcal Disease - CGI 2007 Commitment Progress

David Ferreira, GAVI’s Managing Director for Innovative Finance, describes how GAVI has raised more than double the amount of money it promised to secure from the private sector under a 2007 Clinton Global Initiative commitment.

28 September 2012

Seth Berkley and Hugh Evans GAVI and Global Poverty Project talk vaccines at Global Citizen Festival

Global Poverty Project CEO Hugh Evans and GAVI’s Seth Berkley talk about the power of vaccines ahead of the The Global Citizen Festival, an historic webcast and broadcast concert in Central Park, New York.

09 July 2012

Decade of Vaccines collaboration reception at World Health Assembly 2012

On the eve of the World Health Assembly’s endorsement of the Global Vaccine Action Plan, officials from developing country health ministries, civil society organisations and multilateral agencies attended a Decade of Vaccines Collaboration reception in Geneva to welcome the Plan.

15 June 2012

Innovative Partnerships for Global Health

GAVI Matching Fund partner representatives Dr. Brian Brink, Chief Medical Officer for Anglo American, and Diane Whitty, co-head of J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank's Philanthropy Centre, highlight a panel moderated by David Ferreira, GAVI Managing Director for Innovative Finance. The panelists describe the benefits corporations can receive from their involvement in global health, and the strong and innovative work GAVI is doing with public-private partnerships.

14 June 2012

Rosalynn Carter - Support Child Survival Call to Action

In June 2012, political and global health leaders gather in Washington DC for the landmark event, Child Survival: Call to Action. Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a pioneer in vaccination US efforts, is speaking out to urge the public and political leaders to support this global health effort, enabling every child around the world to have a fifth birthday.

13 June 2012

Doing the Double - Ghana introduces two new vaccines at once

On 26 April 2012, Ghana became the first African country to introduce pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines at the same time, simultaneously tackling the leading causes of the world’s two biggest childhood killers – pneumonia and diarrhoea. This film, produced for the GAVI Alliance, documents the preparations, the launch ceremony and the aftermath.

12 June 2012

2011: A milestone year for GAVI - Seth Berkley

Seth Berkley, MD, Chief Executive Officer of the GAVI Alliance, delivers his message from the 2011 Annual Progress Report

12 June 2012

Immunisation: a matter of justice - Dagfinn Høybråten

Dagfinn Høybråten, Chair of the GAVI Alliance Board, delivers his message from the 2011 Annual Progress Report

08 June 2012

How IFFIm funds vaccines

Discover how IFFIm uses the bond markets to fund immunisation faster. [Japanese]

22 May 2012

Dr Seth Berkley's keynote speech at the John Ring LaMontagne Memorial Lecture

GAVI CEO Dr Seth Berkley describes the challenges and successes of bringing lifesaving vaccines to people in the poorest countries during the 2012 John Ring LaMontagne Memorial Lecture sponsored by NIAID.

26 April 2012

Ghana launches two vaccines at once

On 26 April 2012, Ghana launched two new vaccines, which will protect children against the primary cause of pneumonia and severe diarrhoea -- the two biggest killers of under-fives across the world.

26 April 2012

Highlights from Ghana's vaccines launch on 26 April 2012

 On 26 April 2012, during World Immunization Week, mothers and babies, doctors and nurses, tribal elders and supporters from all over the world, came together in Independence Square, Accra, to celebrate the launch of two new vaccines to help protect children against two of the leading child killers – pneumonia and diarrhoea.

19 April 2012

The strategic power of vaccines in Zambia

In November 2011, a team from CSIS traveled to Zambia to produce a video on vaccination efforts - their value, their long-term sustainability, and the challenges to their implementation. The video aims to portray the complexities of immunization in Zambia and to make broader points about global immunization efforts. Released on March 16, 2012, this eleven-minute video completes the five-minute trailer posted in fall 2011.

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. 2012-03-30 Video-Vimeo Spo

02 March 2012

Professor Ian Frazer talks about how he invented the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer

In this exclusive interview to mark International Women's Day 2012, Professor Ian Frazer discusses his invention of the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer. 

20 February 2012

Voice of America interviews Dagfinn Høybråten

Interview with GAVI Alliance Board Chairman Dagfinn Høybråten on Voice of America. 

11 November 2011

World Pneumonia Day 2011 event at GAVI Alliance

Video highlights from a special event to mark World Pneumonia Day 2011 and the first anniversary of the introduction of vaccines against pneumococccal disease.

09 November 2011

World Pneumonia Day 2011

Watch the latest installment in the World Pneumonia Day video series, and the essential part that childhood vaccination can play in combatting pneumonia.

17 October 2011

Seth Berkley at the Institute of Medicine

Seth's keynote speech during the 41st Annual Meeting of the Institute of Medicine, 17 October 2011. Introduced by Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, President of The New York Academy of Medicine.

27 September 2011

GAVI press conference following announcement of vaccine funding for 37 more countries

View the press conference organised with the African Press Organisation featuring: Seth Berkley MD, GAVI CEO; Dr. John Wecker, Director of Vaccine Access and Delivery, PATH; Dr. Catherine Sanga, Health Attaché, Permanent Mission of Tanzania to the UN in Geneva. Moderated by Dan Thomas, Head, Media and Communications, GAVI.

26 September 2011

Interview with rotavirus expert Dr Manish Patel

Dr Manish Patel, medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control, explains how rotavirus affects young children and why it is such a global health issue in developing countries.

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.

21 September 2011

Seth Berkley NCD video blog on Every Woman Every Child event and UNF vaccine panel

Seth comments on the Secretary General's Every Woman and Every Child event that took place last night (September 20th) as well as the UN Foundation's Breakfast Vaccine Panel that he particiated in this morning with Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, Susan Mackay, and Peg Willingham.

21 September 2011

GAVI and the MDGs

An animated film showing how the GAVI Alliance works with a broad range of public and private sector partners to reach children in developing countries with vaccines.

20 September 2011

Seth Berkley NCD video blog on launch of Shot@Life global vaccine campaign

GAVI CEO Seth Berkley comments on UN Foundation's Shot@Life global vaccine campaign that was launched on 19 September.

19 September 2011

Seth Berkley video blog from the UN Summit on non-communicable diseases (NCD)

Listen to GAVI CEO, Seth Berkley, comment on the roll out of this week's pneumococcal vaccine in Burundi, and an article in the New York Times (19 September 2011) commenting on WHO's cost effective recommendations on combating NCDs.

16 September 2011

Dr Seth Berkley on UN Summit of non-communicable diseases

GAVI Alliance CEO, Dr Seth Berkley, speaks about his upcoming visit to New York to take part in the UN High Level meeting on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) and other meetings.

07 July 2011

Immunisation advocacy campaign in Malawi

Through the GAVI Alliance's initiative, hundreds of thousands of children have been saved in Malawi, where civil society organisations are appealing to the government to support the health sector.

13 June 2011

“Saving children’s lives - the GAVI Alliance pledging conference for immunisation”

Speeches and footage from the GAVI Alliance Pledging conference in London.

13 June 2011

Highlights from the GAVI pledging conference for immunisation

View highlights from the pledging conference for immunisation on 13 June 2011.

13 June 2011

Press conference footage from the GAVI Alliance pledging conference for immunisation

The pledging conference attracted intense media coverage, serving to highlight the compelling need for increasing access to vaccines in developing countries.

13 June 2011

Past, Present and Future: The GAVI Alliance animation

This 90-second animated film, produced for the 13 June Pledging Conference for Immunisation in London, highlights the success of the GAVI Alliance in saving children's lives and protecting people's health by increasing access to immunisation in developing countries. It ends looking to GAVI's next phase.

13 June 2011

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia - Part 1 of 2

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf delivers her speech during the GAVI Alliance Pledging Conference for Immunisation in London.

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.

01 June 2011

IFFIm supporting GAVI

See how IFFIm's “vaccine bonds” fund immunisation.

01 June 2011

4 Hours to Save 4 Million Lives - saving lives through vaccinations

Save the Children UK's video highlighting to world leaders that they had 4 hours to save 4 million lives when they met on June 13th at the pledging conference for immunisation in London.

  • Author(s):
  • Save the Children UK

30 May 2011

Meningitis A in Burkina Faso

MenAfriVac, a new vaccine against Meningococcal Meningitis seroptype Nm A, is expected to prevent meningitis epidemics in Africa's "meningitis belt" of 25 countries that stretch from Senegal in the west to Ethiopia in the east.

16 May 2011

Pentavalent vaccination in Madagascar

Between 1990 and 2010 Madagascar was one of just six countries to reduce its under-five child mortality rates by more than 60%, showing that even in the most difficult circumstances, immunisation and other basic interventions play key roles in preventing disease and saving lives.

16 May 2011

Immunisation clinic in Antananarivo, Madagascar

Parents bring their children for immunisation with the pentavalent vaccine at a clinic in downtown Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar.

02 May 2011

Global Vaccines 202X

Dr. Seth Berkley discusses the need to strengthen the vaccine continuum - from development to delivery (3-part).

02 May 2011

Realizing the Potential of Global Vaccines - Part 2 of 3

Seth Berkley: Realizing the Potential of Global Vaccines - Part 2 of 3.

02 May 2011

Realizing the Potential of Global Vaccines - Part 3 of 3

Seth Berkley: Realizing the Potential of Global Vaccines - Part 3 of 3.

11 March 2011

Pneumococcal vaccine global launch

This year, millions of children will receive the new pneumococcal vaccine, which protects against the world's biggest killer of children, pneumonia. By supporting the introduction of this new vaccine to more than 40 countries, GAVI aims to prevent some 700,000 deaths by 2015 and up to seven million deaths by 2030.

14 February 2011

Kenya pneumococcal launch ceremony 14 Feb 2011

Watch highlights from the pneumococcal launch ceremony at Kenya’s International Conference Centre.

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.

15 December 2010

UNICEF Rwanda YouTube video

UNICEF video: 1 September 2010 - UNICEF's Guy Hubbard reports from Rwanda on the successful implementation of a programme to immunize children against pneumonia.

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15 December 2010

Nicaragua pneumo launch 2010 - Helen's speech

Highlights from the pneumococcal launch ceremony in Nicaragua, including the speech by Helen Evans, interim CEO, the GAVI Alliance.

19 October 2010

Interview with Simon Bland, DFID, during the Kenya pneumococcal launch

Simon Bland talks about GAVI's life saving mission on the occasion of the pneumococcal vaccine launch in Nairobi, Kenya, 14 February 2011.

19 October 2010

Joint project with China leads to dramatic fall in hepatitis B infections

At the start of the new millennium, the Chinese government's efforts to immunise newborn children against the deadly consequences of hepatitis B (hepB) infection were struggling to overcome formidable physical and economic barriers posed by the country's poorest provinces.

06 October 2010

Call for Action and Resources, New York - Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, asks donors to "seize the opportunity" for investing in the GAVI Alliance at the launch of GAVI's first replenishment process in New York.

20 September 2010

Amie Batson, USAID, Millennium Development Goals Summit

Amie Batson, Deputy Assistant Administrator of USAID, talks about the need for creative new approaches.

20 September 2010

Andrew Mitchell, DFID, Millennium Development Goals Summit

Andrew Mitchell, UK Secretary of State for International Development, explains why his department, DFID, supports the GAVI Alliance. 

20 September 2010

Margaret Chan, MDG summit New York Sept 2010

WHO's Margaret Chan has an important message for donors.

02 November 2009

Vietnam village health workers

A short video reporting on the vital role that health workers play in rural communities in Vietnam.

  • Author(s):
  • GAVI Alliance

08 June 2009

GAVI pneumococcal AMC

Pneumococcal disease is one of the biggest vaccine preventable killers of children today, but now, thanks to the Advance Market Commitment (AMC), that's all about to change.

01 January 2005

Kill or cure? Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver– as many as 700,000 people die each year of liver cancer as a direct consequence of Hepatitis B. Kill or Cure goes to Cambodia where 1 in 10 people carry the Hepatitis B virus.


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