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23 June 2009

GAVI becomes international org handshake

GAVI recognised as international institution

The GAVI Alliance, which has been hosted by UNICEF since it was launched in 2000, has become an independent international institution - the first organisation to receive such recognition under the new Swiss Host State Act.

12 June 2009

GAVI partners fulfill promise to fight pneumococcal disease

The GAVI Alliance partners, the World Bank, WHO and UNICEF, and five national governments and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation formally kick-off the first-ever Advance Market Commitment (AMC) designed to accelerate access to vaccines against pneumococcal disease.

05 June 2009

WHO recommends global use of Rotavirus vaccines

The World Health Organization has recommended that rotavirus vaccination be included in all national immunization programmes in order to provide protection against a virus that is responsible for more than 500,000 diarrhoeal deaths and two million hospitalisations annually among children.

03 June 2009

Netherlands to join innovative funding programme for immunisation

The Netherlands pledges Euros 80 million over eight years to an innovative financing initiative that converts long-term government pledges into immediate funds for children’s vaccination programmes.

03 June 2009

GAVI recognises United States' contribution to global immunisation initiative

The United States will donate $75 million to the GAVI Alliance’s immunisation initiative to protect children in the world’s poorest countries with new and under-used vaccines – its largest annual contribution to date.

26 May 2009

GAVI appoints Helen Evans as new Deputy CEO

GAVI has appointed Australian development expert Helen Evans as its first Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Evans will join GAVI in June after serving for the past four years as Deputy Executive Director at the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

19 May 2009

Developing countries increasingly help finance purchase of life-saving vaccines

Twenty seven countries contribute to vaccine costs through the GAVI Alliance; up from just six in 2007.

19 May 2009

IFFIm raises more than US$ 2 billion to support life-saving immunisation programmes

The International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm) board chairman Alan Gillespie tells participants at a meeting on innovative financing in Geneva that there is a strong demand among individual and institutional investors for ethical investments.

13 May 2009

Spain first to back new immunisation push

29 million Euro donation will help accelerate vaccination efforts in 72 of the world’s poorest countries.

29 April 2009

Children must not pay the price of global financial crisis

Scientists, economists, health experts and NGOs mark the European Day of Immunology with urgent appeal to the G8.

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