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09 December 2005

Dramatic progress in GAVI's first five years shapes next steps in plan to boost vaccinations

Rapid progress in vaccine development, funding, and purchasing power suggests that immunization will play an unprecedented role in global poverty reduction over the next ten years.

09 December 2005

With an additional US $1 billion per year immunization could save ten million more lives in a decade

According to global immunization experts, ten million additional lives could be saved through child and maternal immunization between 2006-2015 at an average annual cost of US $1 billion, according to a new study by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.

08 December 2005

Hib Initiative - a new force in the fight against Hib meningitis and pneumonia

The first global initiative to reduce death and disability from Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease, a major threat to child health worldwide, was launched today at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) Partners’ Meeting in India.

08 December 2005

New weapons against ancient foes - new generation vaccines will battle diseases that kill Millions

Disease experts from around the world are gathering this week in New Delhi to consider the projected impact of innovations in vaccine science that are expected to fuel aggressive efforts aimed at preventing millions of needless deaths among children in the world’s poorest nations.

07 December 2005

Norway increases and prolongs support for global immunization until 2015

The Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, announced today that starting in 2006 the Government of Norway will boost its annual support to the GAVI Alliance (formerly known as the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization).

07 December 2005

Prime Minister of India calls on world leaders to embrace vaccines as key to saving children's lives

Speaking with passion about the dramatic potential of vaccines to prevent the deaths of millions of the world's poorest children, Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh opened the 3rd Partners' Meeting of the GAVI Alliance (the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization) in New Delhi.

07 December 2005

Vaccine experts at GAVI meeting in India announce progress in injection safety

At an international vaccine meeting in New Delhi today, the GAVI Alliance (the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization), announced that the Alliance and its partners have distributed 1.214 billion single-use, auto-disable (AD) syringes, protecting millions of children in developing countries from blood-borne pathogens that might otherwise be transmitted through sloppy injection practices.

14 October 2005

Harvard School of Public Health study finds vaccines boost economies of poor countries

Immunization programs in impoverished countries not only save lives, they boost economies, finds a study by researchers with the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) published in the current edition of World Economics.

04 October 2005

Immunization maintains strong performance made in last quarter century

Immunization at the global level has progressed very well during the past 25 years, but further increases in coverage would save the lives of millions more who do not yet benefit from this protection, said a group of immunization partners at the World Vaccine Congress in Lyon, France.

09 September 2005

Key European nations join UK and France to commit nearly US$4 billion to expand child immunisation in developing countries

The United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, and Sweden today committed nearly US$4 billion to support and scale up the work of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) over the next decade.


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