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14 December 2012


Seth Berkley visits DR Congo to view progress on immunisation

The twofold objective of Dr Berkley’s visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo was to gain a better understanding of what drives increases in immunisation coverage in a large fragile country and to advise on the scaling-up of pneumococcal vaccines. Meetings with various partners, including government ministers, UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and DR Congo’s vibrant civil society allowed vigorous discussion of how best to provide financial sustainability for immunisation.

10 December 2012

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GAVI partners with Vodafone to bolster the supply chain in Africa

With innovative in-kind initiative, mobile communications leader becomes newest GAVI Matching Fund partner, triggering US$ 1.5 match from the UK

07 December 2012

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“Best ever” Partners’ Forum says goodbye to Tanzania

The 5th Partners’ Forum formally closed after three days of discussion about Results, Innovation, Sustainability and Equity

07 December 2012

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Hans Rosling at the Partners' Forum

Professor Hans Rosling, co-founder of the Gapminder Foundation, doctor and professor of international health at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, presents "Immunisation and Development" at the Plenary Session Partners’ Forum in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

06 December 2012


Double celebration in Tanzania (Photo gallery)

Photo gallery feature: Tanzania became only the second developing country to introduce two new vaccines simultaneously on Thursday. Amid scenes of celebration, pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines were administered to children at the Buguruni Health Clinic in Dar es Salaam.

06 December 2012

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GAVI Past, Present and Future - Seth Berkley's opening plenary

With the Partners’ Forum now officially up and running in Dar, Dr Seth Berkley delivered a visionary speech this morning touching on GAVI’s past, present and future. Read the key excerpts.

05 December 2012

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GAVI CEO and partners visit Zanzibar (gallery with audio)

Image gallery with audio of GAVI CEO Dr Seth Berkley and a group of Alliance partners visiting health care clinics where immunization sessions and maternal health care services have helped raise immunisation coverage from 78% in 2007 to 92% in 2011.

05 December 2012

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Day One of the GAVI Alliance Partners' Forum

Sessions included a Forum on CSO partnership and a discussion on routine immunisation in South East Asia. Later, ONE.org gave an award. Faith-based organisations had breakfast and MPs came together to advocate for immunisation.

03 December 2012


Historic trade centre Zanzibar recognises value of vaccines

Decades ago Zanzibar’s traders were quick to recognise a solid return on investment. Centuries later, their descendants are united in their recognition of the value of vaccines: from mothers and fathers to nurses and officials.

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.


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