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Held annually in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Health Assembly (WHA) is the decision-making body of WHO. Every WHO Member State sends a delegation to discuss an agenda that is prepared by WHO’s Executive Board. This year’s WHA is the 65th WHA and runs from Monday 21 to Saturday 26 May.
With immunisation high on the global health agenda, this year’s WHA contains several items of interest to the GAVI Alliance and the GAVI website will provide coverage of the WHA as it unfolds. Visit this page for regular updates or follow us on twitter @GAVIAlliance.
New strategy is expected to accelerate the achievement of UN MDG4, a two thirds reduction in child mortality between 1990 and 2015.
Tailored approach required to ensure routine immunisation reaches 19.3 million children who miss out every year.
Vaccines play key role in Senegal's dramatic reduction in child mortality.
Dr.Chris Elias, President of the BMGF’s Global Development Program, discusses the role of innovation in delivering vaccines to the hard-to-reach.
Dr Margaret Chan highlights China's potential for increased vaccine production at lower prices following WHO approval of national vaccine regulator.
Ministers, experts, and other delegates to discuss Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP), GAVI progress, non-communicable diseases, Millennium Development Goals, and other issues.
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