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25 May 2016

Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day USA 2016 highlights vaccines

Comedy fundraiser helps advance Gavi’s mission to make vaccines available, save lives.

19 April 2016

Alan Brooks

Setting new standards: East Africa's Centre of Excellence for health supply chains

Gavi’s Alan Brooks explains how the launch of a new Centre of Excellence for vaccines, immunisation and health supply chain management in Rwanda will drive the modernisation of immunisation supply chains across East Africa.

17 March 2016

Nusarat, a young Pakistani mother, waiting to get her child vaccinated.

Immunisation as the gateway to health: why women hold the key in Pakistan

Gavi’s Deputy CEO Anuradha Gupta reflects on gender-related barriers to immunisation in Pakistan

25 February 2016

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African Ministers pledge to improve access to vaccines

First-ever Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa delivers concludes with signed declaration to promote the use of vaccines across the African continent.

24 February 2016

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Global Ambassador Kikwete calls on African leaders to close immunisation gap

Former Tanzanian President delivers keynote address to ‘Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa’.

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.

09 February 2016


New data confirms immunisation as a best buy in public health

Johns Hopkins University study shows 16-fold return on investment in immunisation from 2011 to 2020

07 February 2016

Africa United

Seth Berkley helps kick-off Africa United universal immunisation campaign

Gavi CEO attends final of 2016 African Nations football championship to support launch of ‘Every Shot Counts’.

31 January 2016


First Ladies call on African Union to reach every child

Organization of African First Ladies ask African countries to finish unfinished business

31 January 2016


Gavi welcomes Global Ambassador for Immunisation Kikwete

Former Tanzanian President announces his commitment to “the health of the African continent”

07 January 2016

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India Prime Minister and Gavi CEO discuss historic new partnership

Narendra Modi and Dr Seth Berkley welcome opportunity to improve coverage and equity, both in India and globally.

01 December 2015

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'Deliver, deliver, deliver' – Dagfinn Høybråten reflects on five years as Gavi Board Chair

Dagfinn Høybråten will this week chair a Gavi Board meeting for the last time before stepping down at the end of the year. Here he reflects on five years at the helm of the Vaccine Alliance, steering Gavi through some of the momentous events in its 15-year history.

04 November 2015

Gavi-supported HPV vaccine: a 'sea change' in the fight against cervical cancer

Gavi-supported HPV vaccine: a 'sea change' in the fight against cervical cancer

An honour for Gavi to receive an award at this week’s Investing in Cervical Cancer Prevention 2015–2020 from the global cancer community.

02 November 2015

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Afghanistan ensures safe passage of life-saving vaccines

Afghan health ministry shows commitment to immunisation by opening critical storage facility at central airport.

31 August 2015


Anuradha Gupta highlights immunisation at New Delhi Call to Action Summit

Global health leaders examine progress and share best practices for ending maternal and child death.

24 July 2015

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Malaria vaccine: How good is good enough?

On Friday 24th July the world’s first malaria vaccine was set to be given the green light by regulators, opening the door for the World Health Organization to recommend its use in developing countries. But in the BBC’s Scrubbing Up, Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Dr Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, say it won't be a straightforward decision.

24 July 2015


Sudan's other crisis

On Dr Seth Berkley warns that the number of measles cases in Sudan could explode unless temporary ceasefire is negotiated in the Nuba Mountains.

17 July 2015

India pentavalent scale-up 2014

New coverage figures show more children than ever being reached with immunisation in poorest countries

Coverage trends heading in right direction but major differences remain between countries.

14 July 2015


Update from Afar: Islamic leaders champion immunisation

Imams in one of Ethiopia’s remotest regions are helping break cultural and geographical barriers to increasing immunisation rates.

22 June 2015

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IFFIm sukuk recognised by Financial Times

First international sukuk for a charitable purpose has won four awards since 2014 launch.

20 May 2015

Red Nose Day 2015

Red Nose Day comes to the USA

Live comedy TV special raises funds for Gavi, garners support for immunisation.

24 April 2015

Lions Club WIW

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.

02 February 2015

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Gavi applauds Obama Administration budget request for vaccine programmes

Funding will support historic US$ 1 billion, 4-year U.S. pledge to Gavi to help protect millions of children from deadly diseases through vaccination.

26 January 2015


Great art for a great cause

An inspiring new collection of art has an unusual goal: to celebrate vaccines, and how they have changed the course of history. The Art of Saving a Life is being launched in Berlin to coincide with the Gavi Pledging conference.

23 January 2015

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Gavi gains new partners at World Economic Forum

Four private sector partnerships announced in Davos.

04 December 2014

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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.

04 December 2014


World cancer leaders call for a fully funded Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Cancer leaders call on donors and foundations to fully fund Gavi. Cost-effective, hepatitis B and HPV vaccines are essential to fight the rising tide of liver and cervical cancer cases.

28 November 2014

Senegal rotavirus launch PM Harper

Senegalese children getting a healthy start in life

One year on from the pneumococcal vaccine launch Senegal introduces the rotavirus vaccine, helping counter the deadly toll of pneumonia and diarrhoea.

24 November 2014


Gavi congratulates Germany on Future Charter

Document sets out ambitions for the future global engagement.

29 October 2014

Bareilly India visit

India's immunisation milestone: national action, global impact

India has the largest number of unimmunised children in the world: 6.8 million or roughly a third of the world’s total. From November 2014, and with help from Gavi, India will begin making the 5-in-1 pentavalent vaccine free for all infants.  With 27 million children born in India each year, increasing immunisation coverage here should significantly reduce global child mortality rates.

02 October 2014

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Taking action at the 69th UNGA

Global health events throughout General Assembly week featured Gavi leadership and highlighted the impact of immunisation.

27 September 2014

Global Citizen Festival 2014

Child immunisation featured at New York concert

Gavi takes centre stage during live TV broadcast of Global Citizen Festival that brings together world leaders, celebrities and everyday people.

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.

05 August 2014

Niger’s Minister of Health administers one of the first doses of vaccine to an infant.

Niger tackles its two biggest child killers with Gavi support

Life-saving pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines are to be provided to all Niger’s children.

30 July 2014

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5-in-1 vaccine now in all 73 poorest countries

Introductions target successfully achieved – work still to be done on increasing coverage.

07 July 2014

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Protecting the herd from pneumococcal disease

New research suggests pneumococcal conjugate vaccine can protect vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in the developing world

01 July 2014

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Immunisation insights at Maternal, Newborn & Child Health Partners’ Forum

Johannesburg forum brings together leading experts in maternal and child health.

25 June 2014

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US summit on child survival puts spotlight on immunisation

Global health community celebrates progress and commits to maternal and child health at USAID event in Washington.

18 June 2014


GAVI Alliance receives C$ 20 million from Canada to support immunisation supply chain strategy

Funding aligned with Canadian PM Harper’s initiative to improve maternal, newborn and child health.

01 June 2014

Dr. Ciro de Quadros

Remembering Dr. Ciro de Quadros, advocate for vaccines

The global health community loses a hero and leader in the effort to eradicate polio, smallpox and measles

30 May 2014

Seth Berkley with Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General champions GAVI’s life-saving mission

Ban Ki-moon emphasises investment in vaccines as key to achieving UN Millennium Development Goals

29 May 2014

Seth Berkley at Canada MNCH summit

Global summit looks to immunisation to save millions of lives

Canadian PM Harper calls on countries to invest politically, financially to improve maternal, newborn and child health

23 May 2014


Developing countries back ambitious GAVI plans to help immunise 300 million children

Ghana and GAVI host successful event at World Health Assembly.

20 May 2014


ONE and ACTION kick off advocacy campaigns for immunisation

Global advocacy groups ONE and ACTION on Tuesday launch campaigns calling on donors to respond generously to the GAVI Alliance replenishment round for 2016 – 2020

20 May 2014

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European Commission announces increased pledge to GAVI Alliance as Replenishment begins

European Commission kickstarts GAVI Alliance Replenishment process with landmark contribution at high-level Brussels meeting.

20 May 2014

Brussels Andrew Witty

GSK commits to five-year price freeze for GAVI graduating countries

CEO Sir Andrew Witty outlines commitment to supporting countries as they move forward.

20 May 2014

Thomas Silberhorn

Germany to host GAVI Alliance replenishment meeting in 2015

Announcement made at official launch of Alliance’s replenishment process in Brussels.

20 May 2014

Reasons to invest

Reasons to invest in the GAVI Alliance

From singers and Presidents to Ministers and advocates, GAVI Alliance supporters explain why they are backing the Alliance’s vision for 2020

09 May 2014


African business leaders and the GAVI Alliance discuss partnering up

CEO breakfast at WEF Africa puts spotlight on role of private sector partnerships in vaccinating children in Africa.

09 May 2014

IATI 2014

Transparency essential for better development

International Aid Transparency Initiative recognises GAVI Alliance in its 2nd Annual Report.

24 April 2014

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Value of Vaccines article published in the Lancet Global Health

For World Immunization Week, GAVI Alliance-led article by 29 leading global health experts asks ‘What is the full value of vaccination’?

24 April 2014

H.E. Dr Mulatu Teshome

President of Ethiopia supports GAVI’s mission to reach all children with vaccines

H.E. Dr Mulatu Teshome becomes immunisation champion.

15 April 2014

Ban Ki-moon for GAVI in Bangladesh

The GAVI Alliance lauded as a example of truly global partnership

UN Secretary-General highlights the Alliance at high-level meeting on effective development cooperation.

27 March 2014

Public-private partnerships hold key to reducing child mortality

Public-private partnerships hold key to reducing child mortality

GAVI Alliance CEO Seth Berkley participates in discussion ahead of global summit on maternal, newborn and child health.

25 March 2014

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GAVI-supported Pneumo and Rota studies published

Reviews highlight effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccine dosing schedule and importance of rotavirus surveillance.

17 March 2014

Norwegian Parliament HPV seminar

Norway raises the alarm on “silent killer” cervical cancer

Oslo seminar highlights critical role of human papillomavirus vaccine in fighting cervical cancer in developing countries.

28 February 2014

Poliomyelitis vaccination and immunization, Ethiopia

GAVI Alliance complements global polio eradication effort

Countries eligible for GAVI Alliance support invited to apply for funding for inactivated polio vaccine until 2015.

27 January 2014

Bangladesh launches major vaccination campaign against measles and rubella

Bangladesh Prime Minister launches country’s largest ever measles-rubella campaign

52 million children will be protected against two life-threatening diseases.

24 January 2014

Davos CEO breakfast

Private sector partnerships prove critical to vaccinating children in poorest countries

GAVI Matching Fund raises US$ 152 million with support from corporations and foundations.

10 January 2014

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Liberia begins protecting its children against pneumococcal disease

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf joins celebrations in Monrovia.

06 December 2013

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Remembering Nelson Mandela, advocate for children’s health

Among the many causes that Nelson Mandela championed, he was a powerful voice for children's rights and access to life-saving vaccines

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.

19 November 2013

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GAVI Board to consider new vaccine support at Phnom Penh meeting

First major GAVI meeting in South Asia since 2009.

04 November 2013

Ghana HPV launch

Ghana to vaccinate girls against HPV with GAVI support

School girls in four districts to be immunised against leading cause of cervical cancer.

30 October 2013

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A-Z of GAVI successes and challenges - Seth Berkley’s mid-term review

Dr Seth Berkley, GAVI CEO started the Mid-Term Review with an all-encompassing presentation highlighting the Alliance’s progress in delivering against its 2011-15 strategic goals. Read the A-Z of the key themes in the presentation.

30 October 2013

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How we are doing so far?

GAVI partners give a personal take on the Mid-Term Review, immunisation and the Alliance’s performance against its strategic goals

29 October 2013

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Save the Children and Action launch reports at GAVI Mid-Term Review

‘Halfway there’ and ‘Donor Immunization Record’ underline civil society role in holding GAVI accountable for its performance since 2011 replenishment in London.

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

25 September 2013


Ghana, GAVI, Global Fund host side event at UNGA

Ghana hosts a side event at the ongoing UN General Assembly, in collaboration with the GAVI Alliance and the Global Fund.

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.

23 September 2013

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UNGA side event: harnessing the power of global public-private partnerships in the Post 2015 agenda

Watch the live webcast at 3:00PM EST on 24 September:

11 September 2013

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Ghana launches measles-rubella campaign

Ghana’s measles-rubella vaccination campaign, launched today with GAVI support, will target over 11 million children nationwide.

05 September 2013


US president and Nordic leaders describe support for GAVI as cost-effective

United States President Barack Obama and the prime ministers of the Nordic countries underline their collective commitment to supporting vaccination through the GAVI Alliance in a joint statement issued  after a high-level meeting in Stockholm.

16 August 2013

China-Africa Health Development

China President thanks international organisations for supporting Africa health development

China President Xi Jinping thanks high-level representatives of international organisations, including the GAVI Alliance, for their role in supporting China-Africa health development.

07 August 2013

Deputy CEO Helen Evans with Dr Tebebe Yemane-Berhan

Lions Clubs and GAVI Alliance bond in Geneva

Representatives of the Lions Clubs International visited the GAVI Secretariat to kickstart partnership against measles and rubella agreed in July

02 August 2013

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Introduction of life-saving pneumococcal vaccine targets 1.3 million infants in Sudan

Sudanese children have begun receiving pneumococcal vaccine that will protect them from a leading cause of pneumonia, the biggest killer of children under five in low income countries.

30 July 2013

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President Mahama to support GAVI to reach all children with vaccines

By accepting to support GAVI’s activities, President Mahama will take a lead role in the Alliance’s second replenishment to secure sustainable financing of its programmes.

12 July 2013

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Zambia protects children against two major diseases

Pneumococcal and measles second dose vaccines to reach more than 360,000 infants in next 12 months, part of global acceleration in rollout of life-saving vaccines in developing countries.

11 July 2013

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Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder headline free concert to support global health

Global Citizen Festival in New York to kick off new partnership between Global Poverty Project and the GAVI Alliance

18 June 2013

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USAID speech highlights global surge in GAVI-supported vaccine introductions

Addressing USAID’s Distinguished Speaker series, GAVI Alliance CEO Dr. Seth Berkley today highlighted this year’s global acceleration in the delivery of life-saving vaccines to developing countries.

03 June 2013

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Angola begins protecting children against major killer disease

Angolan children begin receiving protection against the world’s largest killer of young children as the country introduces the pneumococcal vaccine. The introduction marks a crucial moment for child health in a country that emerged from a quarter of a century of civil war just over a decade ago.

29 May 2013

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How vaccines deliver health for women – Seth Berkley presentation to Women Deliver 2013

Addressing the Plenary on Global Family Planning, GAVI CEO Dr Seth Berkley explained why vaccination today ensures young girls grow into healthy and fulfilled women tomorrow.

28 May 2013

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Voices from the Global Forum on Cervical Cancer Prevention

Over 400 Government leaders, policymakers, healthcare professionals, NGOs and corporate leaders gathered for the first-ever Global Forum on Cervical Cancer Prevention on 27 May.

27 May 2013

WHO World Health Assembly

Non-communicable diseases Global Action Plan recognises role of vaccination

The frontline role of vaccination in fighting the rising number of premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) was recognised on Monday 27 May when WHO Member States (194 countries) endorsed the 2013-2020 NCD Global Action Plan and the Global Monitoring Framework for NCDs at the World Health Assembly (WHA).

24 May 2013

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GAVI as a model of 21st century development

Dr Seth Berkley shared the inside story of how lifesaving vaccines are reaching children in the world’s poorest countries in record time with GAVI support as he delivered the inaugural lecture at the Wellcome Trust – Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research.

24 May 2013


Norway to fund Junior Professional Officers to work at GAVI Alliance

Two talented Junior Professional Officers from Norway will spend up to three years working at the GAVI Alliance thanks to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on Friday between GAVI and the Government of Norway.

22 May 2013


Surge in support for vaccine introductions in developing countries

More than 200 high-level representatives from GAVI eligible countries attended a technical briefing given by the GAVI Alliance and the Government of Senegal at the 66th World Health Assembly.

19 May 2013

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Guide to immunisation topics on 2013 World Health Assembly agenda

Thousands of health experts, Member State delegations and international organisations will gather in Geneva from 20-28 May for the WHO’s 66th World Health Assembly. In this preview, we highlight topics on the agenda that will help shape the future of global immunisation.

29 April 2013

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Amid the rubble, clinic in Haiti protects 20,000 with vaccines

‘They are all my children,’ says one of four pioneers, all of whom remain devoted to clinic in Carrefour after 20 years

25 April 2013

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Vaccines to avert more than 23 million deaths by 2020

A new GAVI study published in Vaccine predicts positive long-term impact of vaccines on mortality.

22 April 2013


GAVI profiled in aid transparency report

The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) publishes its first annual report in which they detail the growing commitment among development partners to providing timely, comprehensive and comparable information about the aid they provide.

17 April 2013


GAVI CEO Awarded Honorary Doctorate by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

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12 April 2013

The World We Want

'Fully immunised child' recognised as an ambitious but practical indicator

The health sector has led the development success of the MDG era and created an unprecedented opportunity to achieve even more after 2015

11 April 2013


GAVI signs-up to Polio Declaration

Scientists, doctors, experts from 75 countries highlight achievability of polio eradication

25 March 2013

The Lancet

Global health leaders call for strong post-2015 focus

Seven of the world’s leading health and development agencies call for the High Level Panel of the post-2015 development agenda to ensure that health remains central to advance global prosperity in the post-2015 era.

19 March 2013


GAVI requests additional funding from US Congress for Fiscal Year 2014

GAVI Alliance Special Representative, Alex Palacios, this week testified on Capitol Hill to request that the United States Government contribute US$ 175 million to GAVI for Fiscal Year 2014 and that Congress appropriate US$ 750 million for maternal and child health programmes administered by USAID.

14 March 2013

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Comic Relief raises smiles, funds for GAVI

Comic Relief, the hugely popular UK charity, pulls out all the stops for its biannual Red Nose Day fundraising campaign today, bringing substantial visibility and support for child immunisation in the developing world.

14 March 2013

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Rwanda's measles-rubella vaccine campaign: Q and A with Health Minister Agnès Binagwaho

Rwanda is the first country in Africa to introduce the conjugate measles and rubella vaccine with support from the GAVI Alliance. When this immunisation campaign was launched, Agnès Binagwaho, Minister of Health of Rwanda, answered GAVI’s questions.

08 March 2013


Global Health leadership meets to discuss health in the post-2015 development agenda

This week, the global health leadership convened in Botswana with a “defining purpose” to set the way forward for health in the post-2015 development agenda.

08 February 2013


GAVI recognises India’s efforts to tackle polio

The GAVI Alliance presented the Government of India with a special award in recognition of its work towards eradicating polio.


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