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06 December 2013

Nelson Mandella

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

Seth Berkley speaks at MTR

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

PCV13 vaccine, near Khartoum

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 John Maham with Helen Evans

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

Vaccine introductions 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

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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

WHO World Health Assembly

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

Haiti - Founders of the Codex Multifunctional Centre in Carrefour

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

Agnès Binagwaho

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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