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29 November 2007

GAVI Alliance announces dramatic funding boost for Hib vaccine

Vaccine against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) forms part of a US$ 400 million commitment to bring new and under-used vaccines to 34 million poor children.

28 November 2007

First year results - IFFIm provides US$ 1 billion to prevent disease

Nearly US$ 1 billion is being injected into life-saving vaccines and health services in developing countries as a result of the bond issuance by the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm) one year ago this month – the first such bond issuance with its proceeds provided to countries as grants for a specific development purpose.

24 September 2007

Mary Robinson and Madeleine Albright host fellow world leaders and financial luminaries at event to support the GAVI Alliance

International dignitaries in New York convene to recognise progress of global immunisation in combating death toll among poorest children.

05 September 2007

Statement of support for International Health Partnership

Joint international health partners' statement on behalf of the GAVI Alliance, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), UNICEF, United Nations Population Fund, World Bank and the World Health Organization.

28 June 2007

Hib vaccine - critical in Asia's effort to reduce child deaths

New study shows Hib vaccine protects children from significant burden of life-threatening pneumonia and meningitis.

31 May 2007

Bond investors speed up access to life saving vaccines

Backed by six European nations, US$1 billion inaugural bond launch responds to yellow fever threat.

21 May 2007

Cutting-edge science at Amsterdam meeting on infectious diseases

Headlines from Fifth European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health.

16 May 2007

Global health partners mobilize to counter yellow fever

$58 million GAVI contribution to prevent highly contagious disease in 12 West African nations.

15 May 2007

Poorest nations commit funds for life-saving vaccines

Developing country governments join GAVI Alliance in "co-financing" scheme to immunise poor children.

03 May 2007

WHO and UNICEF urge donors and member states to fund and expand use of vaccine vial monitors to ensure effective immunization

The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF announce today a new joint policy statement on the role of vaccine vial monitors (VVMs) in improving access to immunization, on the 10-year anniversary of introduction of VVMs in immunization programmes.

03 April 2007

Increasing immunization rates and new vaccine offer hope for Ethiopian children

A significant step forward to protect children against Hib pneumonia and meningitis.

26 February 2007

Worldwide drive against Measles receives financial “Shot in the Arm”

The United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) announced today that it has received a US$ 139 million contribution from the GAVI Alliance to support the worldwide effort by the Measles Initiative to reduce measles deaths by 90 percent by 2010.

09 February 2007

Five nations and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launch Advance Market Commitment for vaccines

US $1.5-billion pilot programme expected to save 5.4 million lives, protecting children from pneumonia, meningitis.

03 February 2007

Sweden makes long-term commitment to save lives of the world’s poorest children

US$ 42 million (SEK 300 million) donation to the GAVI Alliance to support immunisation and improve health systems.

26 January 2007

Immunisation rates hit record high in poor countries

New data from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that the GAVI Alliance, a groundbreaking global initiative to increase access to children’s vaccines, has brought immunisation rates to record highs in poor countries.


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