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23 June 2016

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Gavi Board makes decisions on malaria vaccine pilots, health systems, and supply and procurement strategy

At her first Board meeting, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala calls on funders to match Gavi’s proposed malaria vaccine pilot commitment

07 April 2016

Norway pledge

Norway strengthens commitment to immunisation in developing countries

Increased funding will help immunise 300 million more children in the world’s poorest countries by 2020.

09 March 2016

Mothers waiting to get their children immunised at a vaccination site in an area of Lahore

Pakistan progressing on immunisation efforts

High level mission praises country’s efforts and calls for increased commitment to reach every child

26 February 2016

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Positive impact of Advance Market Commitment highlighted in report

Innovative financing mechanism helping pneumococcal vaccines reach poorest children in record time.

07 February 2016

CAF President Issa Hayatou, Rwanda President Paul Kagame, Gavi CEO Dr Seth Berkley

African football and political leaders partner with Gavi to prevent childhood deaths

Africa United leverages football to catalyse health and unveils focus on universal access to immunisation at 4th edition of the Orange African Nations Championship in Rwanda.

22 January 2016

INFUSE launch

Gavi launches 'INFUSE' initiative to overcome barriers to immunisation

Call to entrepreneurs, corporations and implementers to innovate and improve vaccine delivery.

20 January 2016


Ebola vaccine purchasing commitment from Gavi to prepare for future outbreaks

Agreement will help push vaccine towards regulatory approval.

06 January 2016

Modi Berkley India Partnership 2016

Historic partnership between Gavi and India to save millions of lives

Targeted new support will ensure new vaccines reach children across the country.

03 December 2015

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New support for measles vaccine to help save more than one million lives

Gavi Board approves ambitious package to tackle highly-infectious disease.

12 November 2015

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Measles vaccination has saved an estimated 17.1 million lives since 2000

New data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Measles & Rubella Initiative, estimates that 17.1 million lives have been saved since 2000, largely due to increased vaccination coverage against this highly contagious viral disease.

10 November 2015

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Scientists mark 'stunning success' of vaccine in virtually ridding Africa of meningitis A

New research forecasts a resurgence of meningitis A epidemics in 15 years should immunization efforts stall.

30 September 2015

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New polio vaccine introduced to accelerate polio eradication in Afghanistan

More than one million children to benefit from the new polio vaccine

21 September 2015

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala appointed Chair-elect of Gavi Board

Former Nigerian Minister of Finance joins Vaccine Alliance drive to reach every child with life-saving vaccines.

20 August 2015

Pakistan IPV

More than four million children per year in Pakistan to benefit from new injectable polio vaccine

Polio-endemic country takes another step towards a polio-free future as it introduces IPV into its routine immunisation programme, as part of largest globally coordinated vaccine introduction in history (joint press release Pakistan MoH, UNICEF, GPEI, WHO, Gavi).

18 August 2015

Cameroon cholera campaign

People in Cameroon to be protected against cholera with Gavi-supported vaccine

More than 110,000 doses of oral cholera vaccine will protect people in the northern region.

12 August 2015


More than 200,000 Papua New Guinea children to be protected with the new polio and measles-rubella vaccines

In a landmark step to help accelerate the global eradication of polio and protect its children against measles and rubella, Papua New Guinea introduces the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunisation programme and launches a nationwide measles-rubella vaccine (MR) campaign.

26 June 2015

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Enhanced polio protection to reach 650,000 Côte d’Ivoire children every year

Côte d’Ivoire is introducing the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunisation programme.

25 June 2015

Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi; Bill Gates Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates, Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Jean-Marc Gravellini, Executive Director in charge of Operations of the AFD.

Health in the Sahel region, together to improve immunisation programmes

The AFD, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Gavi signed an Initiative to increase coverage rates in six Sahel countries.

28 April 2015

DRC Polio

More than two million Congolese children per year to be protected against polio

Democratic Republic of Congo to introduce Inactivated Polio Vaccine with Gavi and partners’ support.

01 April 2015

Lao PDR to protect more than 1.5 million children from Japanese encephalitis

Lao PDR to protect more than 1.5 million children from Japanese encephalitis

Gavi supports national campaign to prevent mosquito-borne disease.

20 March 2015

Bangladesh infographic

Children in Bangladesh to benefit from dual vaccine introduction

More than three million children to be protected against polio and the leading cause of pneumonia (joint press release Gavi, UNICEF, WHO, GPEI).

19 February 2015

Pakistan High-level meeting Press conference

Immunisation leaders call for increased political support for immunisation in Pakistan

High-level mission shines spotlight on challenges facing immunisation services in Pakistan.

27 January 2015

Pledges annoucement

World leaders make record-breaking commitment to protect poorest children with vaccines

Support puts Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance on the path to immunise a further 300 million children and save up to six million more lives

26 January 2015

Industry and private sector leaders meet with Gavi and Bill Gates ahead of the Replenishment Conference in Berlin, Germany

Private sector makes new pledges to support childhood immunisation in developing countries

Vaccine manufacturers and private firms set out commitments ahead of major Gavi conference

22 January 2015


Half a billion children vaccinated and seven million lives saved thanks to Gavi partners

Global health milestone announced days ahead of major replenishment meeting

21 January 2015

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New private sector partners bring technical expertise and innovative finance to help save children’s lives

Gavi to leverage corporate patent royalties and local knowledge to improve vaccine delivery and injection safety in poor countries.

17 December 2014

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US approves US$ 200 million for Gavi in fiscal year 2015 budget

Funding would provide life-saving vaccines to children in poor countries.

11 December 2014

Ebola in Guinea

Gavi commits to purchasing Ebola vaccine for affected countries

Vaccine Alliance ready to begin procurement as soon as WHO recommends a vaccine for use.

28 November 2014

Senegal rotavirus launch

Canada commits C$ 500 million to support immunisation in developing countries

New pledge at the Francophonie Summit will help protect millions of children from deadly diseases.

12 November 2014


Record numbers of children protected against leading causes of pneumonia with Gavi support

“la Caixa” Foundation announces further €1m commitment to support pneumococcal vaccine

19 June 2014

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GAVI Alliance Board approves new strategic framework to reach an additional 300 million children with vaccines

Alliance to support countries to build sustainable immunisation programmes between 2016 and 2020 to help save five to six million lives.

04 June 2014


Children's Investment Fund Foundation to invest in GAVI Alliance HPV programmes

First Ladies of Ghana and Mozambique join UK launch of End Cervical Cancer Now campaign.

20 May 2014


GAVI Alliance sets out opportunity to save up to six million lives through immunisation

The GAVI Alliance calls on donors to back ambitious plans to immunise an additional 300 million children against potentially fatal diseases between 2016 and 2020 and save a further five to six million lives.

08 May 2014

World Economic Forum

African leaders pledge support for immunisation

African leaders pledge to prioritise sustainable immunisation programmes as part of continued investment in the healthy futures of children and families in their countries.

25 April 2014

Center for Strategic and International Studies event

Independent report recommends strong U.S. support for GAVI Alliance

GAVI business model compliments U.S. health priorities, according to report by Center for Strategic and International Studies.

23 April 2014

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GAVI Alliance to present plans to expand impact of vaccines by 2020

Drive to secure a healthy future for children in developing countries.

10 April 2014

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Anuradha Gupta appointed Deputy CEO of the GAVI Alliance

Global health leader played a key role in India’s polio eradication success.

28 March 2014


Cameroon to protect its children against leading cause of severe diarrhoea

Life-saving rotavirus vaccines to be offered as part of country’s routine immunisation programme.

23 March 2014

Sports Relief

UK public support for Sport Relief to help vaccinate children in Africa and Asia

Support for GAVI Alliance in the race to immunise children announced at London 2012 Olympic stadium.

13 March 2014

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Lions Clubs, GAVI Alliance celebrate partnership at Capitol Hill reception

Announces US$ 7.5 million initial donation to Alliance to support childhood vaccination.

08 March 2014

GAVI HPV vaccine infographic 2014 3x2

1.5 million girls set to benefit from vaccine against cervical cancer

GAVI Alliance support for national introductions marks new HPV vaccine milestone on International Women’s Day.

04 March 2014

U.S. President’s budget proposes record US$ 200 million to the GAVI Alliance

U.S. President’s budget proposes record US$ 200 million to the GAVI Alliance

FY2015 budget request demonstrates strong U.S. commitment to provide life-saving vaccines to children in poor countries.

04 February 2014

HPV vaccine with GAVI support

206,000 more girls to benefit from HPV vaccine with GAVI Alliance support

10 countries approved in latest round of HPV vaccine demonstration programmes.

31 January 2014

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Prominent Indian experts to support the GAVI Alliance in reducing child mortality through immunisation

New GAVI Advisory Council in India will provide strategic advice and thought leadership to GAVI for its commitment to India.

17 January 2014

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U.S. commits US$ 175 million to the GAVI Alliance

The United States commit an additional US$ 175 million toward funding global vaccine programmes through the GAVI Alliance, the largest amount that the U.S. has ever appropriated to GAVI.

04 December 2013

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GAVI Alliance names global health leader as Director of US strategy

Accomplished Global Health Strategist Natasha Bilimoria to lead U.S. mobilisation, building strong support for life-saving vaccines for children in developing countries.

22 November 2013

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GAVI Alliance to support introduction of inactivated polio vaccine in world’s 73 poorest countries

Alliance Board selects additional vaccines to include in its portfolio.

12 November 2013


Pneumonia still responsible for one fifth of child deaths

Pneumonia remains the single biggest killer of children under five globally, claiming the lives of more than one million girls and boys every year. But pneumonia deaths are preventable. As countries mark World Pneumonia Day on 12 November, the GAVI Alliance, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) are highlighting essential actions that can help end child deaths from this disease.

07 November 2013

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Millions of Ethiopian children to be protected each year against leading cause of severe diarrhoea

Ethiopia becomes the 17th country to introduce rotavirus vaccine with GAVI Alliance support.

30 October 2013

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GAVI Alliance partners reaching more children than ever before with accelerated access to vital vaccines

Mid-Term Review meeting highlights immunisation successes and challenges.

14 October 2013

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GAVI Alliance on track to immunise a quarter of a billion children by 2015 and prevent nearly 4 million deaths

The GAVI Alliance is on track to meet its ambitious targets of supporting developing countries to immunise an additional quarter of a billion children by 2015, and preventing nearly four million deaths in the process. [Arabic] | [Chinese] | [German] | [Italian] | [Japanese] | [Korean] | [Spanish]

10 October 2013

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India to scale-up pentavalent nationally

The GAVI Alliance welcomes the decision. The national scale-up of pentavalent vaccine in India could save a million lives.

02 October 2013


Lao PDR first South East Asian nation to introduce pneumococcal and cervical cancer vaccines with GAVI support

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) becomes the first South East Asian nation to introduce pneumococcal vaccine and begin a demonstration project for HPV vaccine, simultaneously tackling two major killers of children and women respectively – pneumococcal disease and cervical cancer.

24 September 2013


Measles campaign launched in the DR Congo

DR Congo: 6.8 million children immunised against measles in the Equateur and Orientale provinces.

21 August 2013

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Indonesia introduces five-in-one vaccine for children

Children across Indonesia are set to be protected from five major childhood diseases through the pentavalent vaccine thanks to an ambitious plan to reach children across the country’s 6,000 inhabited islands by the end of next year.

07 August 2013

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At Dakar conference, countries showcase increased efforts to fund their own immunisation programs

Sabin Vaccine Institute convenes government officials to discuss progress on sustainable immunization financing programs (News release: Sabin Vaccine Institute).

26 July 2013

GAVI aims to improve access to vaccines in Nigeria through supply chains project

The GAVI Alliance has approved US$ 21 million to help improve vaccine supply chains in Nigeria as part of a partnership aimed at scaling up routine immunisation. 

08 July 2013

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Lions Clubs International and GAVI Alliance partner to protect children from measles

The GAVI Alliance and Lions Clubs International announce a unique partnership designed to protect tens of millions of children in the world’s poorest countries against measles, a highly infectious disease that kills an estimated 430 people every day, mostly in developing countries.

02 July 2013

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Millions of children to be protected from deadly diseases through unique global Vaccine Bond issuance

Millions of children in the world’s poorest countries stand to benefit from a US$ 700 million bond issue, whose proceeds will help fund immunisation programmes by the GAVI Alliance.

04 June 2013


Pascal Barollier, new GAVI Alliance Director of Media & Communications

The GAVI Alliance announces the appointment of Pascal Barollier, 48, a French national, as the new Director of Media & Communications.

29 May 2013


Vaccines against cervical cancer and rubella to benefit health of women and girls

Two new vaccines that help protect against cervical cancer, measles and rubella spearhead the GAVI Alliance’s commitment to improving the health of girls and women.

14 May 2013


Kenya first country to protect girls against cervical cancer with GAVI support

Kenya becomes the first country to protect girls against cervical cancer with GAVI-supported human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines.

08 May 2013

GAVI HPV Vaccine Infographic

27 April 2013


Thousands of Haitian children to be protected against leading cause of severe diarrhoea

Haiti marks World Immunization Week with a ceremonial introduction of rotavirus vaccine into the country’s routine immunisation programme, with the support of the GAVI Alliance.

24 April 2013


Children in Somalia to receive new vaccination against deadly diseases

The Somali authorities launch a new five-in-one-vaccine against several potentially fatal childhood diseases, which could save thousands of lives [Somali].

18 April 2013

Pentavalent infographic preview

Indian manufacturer cuts price of childhood vaccine by 30 percent

The cost of immunising millions of the world’s most vulnerable children against five deadly and debilitating diseases is set to fall, thanks to a major price reduction of one third for pentavalent vaccine. This new, more cost-effective price provides the opportunity for the GAVI Alliance to pay up to US$ 150 million less over the next four years compared with using lowest cost alternative suppliers.

25 March 2013


GAVI partner 'la Caixa' Foundation heightens commitment to children's vaccination

The GAVI Alliance receives an additional €1 million from the “la Caixa” Foundation to purchase life-saving vaccines for children in Latin America.

12 March 2013

Rwanda MR launch

Over 700 million children in 49 countries to be protected against measles and rubella

Rwanda’s measles-rubella vaccination campaign is the beginning of an effort to vaccinate more than 700 million children under 15 years of age against two disabling and deadly diseases.

11 March 2013


Islamic Development Bank partners with GAVI to save children's lives with vaccines

The GAVI Alliance and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help save children’s lives by accelerating the introduction of life-saving vaccines in IDB member countries.

07 March 2013

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Advance Market Commitments ‘promising solutions’ to global health challenges

An evaluation of the design of the pilot Advance Market Commitment (AMC) for pneumococcal vaccines published today shines a light on the groundbreaking funding mechanism which has already helped vaccinate 13 million children against the world’s biggest childhood killer.

14 February 2013

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GAVI receives € 2.5 million from Dutch Postcode Lottery under Matching Fund

The GAVI Alliance was awarded €2.5 million by the Dutch Postcode Lottery at the donor’s annual Goed Geld Gala , attended by dozens of recipient charitable organisations and honoured guests, including former US President Bill Clinton

04 February 2013


GAVI funds vaccines to protect girls against cervical cancer

More than 180,000 girls in eight developing countries are set to receive protection against the leading cause of cervical cancer thanks to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines funded by the GAVI Alliance.

25 January 2013

Matching Fund breakfast meeting at WEF 2013

GAVI Alliance significantly expands private sector involvement in saving lives

New commitments from Comic Relief, LDS Charities and Vodafone bring total raised under innovative matching initiative to US$ 78 million.

15 January 2013


Burundi introduces second dose of measles vaccine

Burundi is strengthening its efforts to fight preventable diseases by introducing the second dose of measles vaccine into its national routine immunisation programme.

06 December 2012

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GAVI awards countries and advocates for accelerating access to life-saving vaccines

The GAVI Alliance celebrated the accomplishments of 12 countries in increasing access to immunisation during a ceremony last night at the GAVI Partners’ Forum. The ceremony was hosted by the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Tanzanian radio host Taji Liunn.

06 December 2012

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More than 30 million girls to be immunised with HPV vaccines by 2020 with GAVI support

The GAVI Alliance plans to work with countries to prepare them for nationwide roll outs of the vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV), the leading cause of cervical cancer.

05 December 2012

Press conference - Partners Forum 2012

Immunisation protecting 370 million additional children through successful global partnership

Progress is accelerating in the global effort to protect children from infectious diseases and spread the benefits of immunisation around the world.

03 December 2012


100 millionth person receives lifesaving meningitis vaccine

A revolutionary meningitis vaccine will reach the 100 millionth person this week in a region of Africa that has been plagued by deadly epidemics for more than a century. The milestone will take place in northern Nigeria, part of Africa’s “meningitis belt’, where the country is conducting its second seasonal immunisation campaign against the disease.

12 November 2012


Vaccines to prevent pneumonia deaths reaching poor countries in record time

A vaccine against the leading cause of pneumonia is protecting millions more children in developing countries, according to figures compiled to mark the fourth World Pneumonia Day.

06 November 2012


Myanmar children benefit from pentavalent and measles vaccines

Over half-a-million children across Myanmar will be protected against five major childhood diseases in the next six months thanks to the introduction of the five-in-one pentavalent vaccine with support from the GAVI Alliance.

29 October 2012

Malawi Rotavirus launch

Malawi to protect thousands of children’s lives with rotavirus vaccines

Malawi has become the latest in a growing number of African countries to introduce rotavirus vaccine into its national immunisation programme, offering its children the best possible protection against the primary cause of severe and fatal diarrhoea.

09 October 2012


Pakistan is first South Asian country to launch vaccine against childhood pneumonia

Mir Hazar Khan Bijrani, Minister, Inter Provincial Committee (IPC) announces the introduction of a new vaccine to protect Pakistani children from pneumonia – a disease that takes the lives of approximately 1.3 million children globally before their fifth birthday.

04 October 2012

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GAVI partners help protect 50 million young people from seasonal meningitis in Africa

Efforts to eliminate meningitis in 26 at-risk countries will take a major step forward over the next three months as 50 million people receive crucial vaccinations in seven African countries.

04 September 2012

Asia-Pacific Development Summit

Japan funds life-saving vaccines for developing countries

The Government of Japan underlined its commitment to protecting millions of children from vaccine-preventable diseases today by renewing its funding support for the GAVI Alliance. [Japanese]

01 August 2012

A mother receives a vaccination card for her children at a health centre in Yemen

Yemen introduces rotavirus vaccines

Rotavirus vaccines are the best way to prevent thousands of children’s death from severe rotavirus disease.

20 June 2012

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IFFIm sale of vaccine bonds cited as among 25 most influential

EuroWeek says placement to benefit GAVI led to billions in socially-responsible investments in Japan.

13 June 2012

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GAVI boosts global response to measles outbreaks

New investment tops year of progress in providing world's poorest children with equitable access to life-saving vaccines.

25 May 2012

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Rwanda introduces new vaccine against a leading childhood killer

Rotavirus vaccines will protect children from severe and deadly diarrhoea.

26 April 2012

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Ghana rolls out vaccines against top two killers of children

Simultaneous introduction is first in African history. [German]

24 April 2012

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Rotavirus vaccines, potential to save 2.4 million lives

Special supplemental issue of the journal Vaccine provides critical insights on rotavirus vaccine performance to help maximize their impact in developing countries.

10 April 2012

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GAVI Alliance secures lower price for rotavirus vaccine

New deal secured for rotavirus vaccines reduces price by two-thirds, signaling potential market impact of US$ 650 million.

05 April 2012

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GAVI offers new support for vaccines against cervical cancer and rubella

In a global effort to protect more women from cervical cancer and millions of children from a premature death or life-long disabilities, GAVI will include HPV and combined measles-rubella vaccines in its portfolio for the first time as it opens a new round of applications.

29 March 2012

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GAVI welcomes top marks in Australian Multilateral Aid Assessment

GAVI recognised for critical role in reducing childhood deaths through vaccination and bringing together immunisation and health partners to achieve results.

08 March 2012

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GAVI recognised for work to accelerate introduction of HPV vaccines in developing countries

New York-based Women Deliver highlights potential benefits of HPV vaccine for as many as 28 million girls in developing countries by 2020. [日本語]

03 February 2012

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René Karsenti to become new Chair of IFFIm Board

René Karsenti will take over as IFFIm Board Chair on 24 February.

26 January 2012

Andrew Mitchell - UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID)

GAVI Alliance programme raises US$ 38 million for child immunisation

Gifts from Comic Relief, CIFF and others matched by British Government and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

20 December 2011


Sweden increases funding for immunisation

The Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today it will contribute US$ 55.5 million to the GAVI Alliance to support its 2012 immunisation programmes to protect millions of children in developing countries against preventable diseases.

17 November 2011


GAVI takes first steps to introduce vaccines against cervical cancer and rubella

Board decisions will benefit the health of women and children in developing countries. [German] [Spanish]

10 November 2011

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New studies show progress, value in vaccination against deadly pneumonia

Advances lauded as Malawi becomes next developing country to introduce pneumococcal vaccine on Saturday - World Pneumonia Day.

15 October 2011

Ethiopia pneumo launch

GAVI Alliance partners to tackle childhood killer in Ethiopia

Largest introduction to date of life-saving pneumococcal vaccines to be provided to Ethiopian children.


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