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Explore in-depth feature stories from 2014 illustrating the impact of Gavi and its partners.
04 December 2014
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Immunisation insights at Maternal, Newborn & Child Health Partners’ Forum
Johannesburg forum brings together leading experts in maternal and child health.
25 June 2014
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
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
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
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
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.
GSK commits to five-year price freeze for GAVI graduating countries
CEO Sir Andrew Witty outlines commitment to supporting countries as they move forward.
Germany to host GAVI Alliance replenishment meeting in 2015
Announcement made at official launch of Alliance’s replenishment process in Brussels.
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
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.
Transparency essential for better development
International Aid Transparency Initiative recognises GAVI Alliance in its 2nd Annual Report.
24 April 2014
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’?
President of Ethiopia supports GAVI’s mission to reach all children with vaccines
H.E. Dr Mulatu Teshome becomes immunisation champion.
15 April 2014
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
GAVI Alliance CEO Seth Berkley participates in discussion ahead of global summit on maternal, newborn and child health.
25 March 2014
GAVI-supported Pneumo and Rota studies published
Reviews highlight effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccine dosing schedule and importance of rotavirus surveillance.
17 March 2014
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
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 Prime Minister launches country’s largest ever measles-rubella campaign
52 million children will be protected against two life-threatening diseases.
24 January 2014
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
Liberia begins protecting its children against pneumococcal disease
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf joins celebrations in Monrovia.
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