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06 December 2013
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
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.
GAVI Board to consider new vaccine support at Phnom Penh meeting
First major GAVI meeting in South Asia since 2009.
04 November 2013
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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: http://webtv.un.org/
11 September 2013
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 President thanks international organisations for supporting Africa health development
07 August 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
NMMU honorary doctorates (from left) Dr Seth Berkley, Dr Sylvia Earle and John Kani<br/>Photo credit: Leonette Bower
Geneva, 17 April 2013 – GAVI CEO Dr Seth Berkley was today awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Universi
12 April 2013
'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
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
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.
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.
14 January 2013
Understanding the value of vaccines
GAVI convenes 25 global experts to agree on a research programme into the wider value of vaccines.
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