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16 September 2011


Burundi’s children set to receive pneumococcal vaccine

The Republic of Burundi will next week accelerate its fight against pneumonia, the world's biggest killer of children under five, when it becomes the tenth African country to introduce new pneumococcal vaccines.

12 September 2011

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EC makes further commitment to saving lives

The European Commission pledges an additional 20 million Euros to support GAVI's vaccination programmes in Africa and the Caribbean and Pacific regions.

01 July 2011

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Injection safety efforts eliminate immunisation-related infections in sub-Saharan Africa

The Measles Initiative and the GAVI Alliance announced today that infections resulting from the re-use of syringes for immunisations have been reduced to practically zero in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a study released in the Supplement of the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

30 June 2011

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Pneumococcal vaccines introduced in three more African countries

The Governments of Central African Republic, Benin and Cameroon will introduce vaccines in the coming weeks to combat pneumonia, one of the biggest killers of children worldwide.

13 June 2011

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Donors commit vaccine funding to achieve historic milestone

GAVI Alliance poised to immunise more than 250 million children in developing countries by 2015 thanks to increased support from major public and private donors. [Spanish] [German]

10 June 2011

Rotavirus vaccinations in Ghana

Developing countries make record demand for life-saving vaccines

A record 50 GAVI eligible countries have applied for vaccine funding from the GAVI Alliance during the organisation’s latest application round, reported GAVI officials today.

06 June 2011

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GAVI welcomes lower prices for life-saving vaccines

In the lead up to its first pledging conference on June 13, the GAVI Alliance announced today it has achieved commitments from two emerging market vaccine manufacturers to lower prices for the life-saving pentavalent vaccine, which protects against five deadly diseases.

26 May 2011

Germany increases funding for GAVI to €30 million

Germany said on Wednesday it will contribute €30 million to the GAVI Alliance in 2012, up from €20 million in 2011, to support childhood immunisation in developing countries.

25 May 2011

Bill Roedy

Former CEO of MTV networks Bill Roedy takes up fight against childhood disease

The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) is proud to announce that Bill Roedy, the architect behind the internationally known MTV Networks, has joined the GAVI family to advocate for immunisation.

11 May 2011

Burkina Faso Men A

GAVI commits US$ 100 million to fight meningitis A

The GAVI Alliance has committed US$ 100 million to help tackle meningitis A in Cameroon, Chad, and Nigeria, part of a strategy to save tens of thousands of lives in Africa with a new life-saving vaccine, MenAfriVac.

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