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01 August 2008

First shot of pentavalent vaccine for the children of the Solomon Islands

Support from the GAVI Alliance enables Introduction of Vaccine against Deadly Haemophilus influenzae type b (or Hib) and Four Other Diseases.

26 June 2008

GAVI Alliance commits further support for vaccines against pneumonia and meningitis

GAVI Alliance Board confirms its intent to provide US$1.3 billion for the purchase of pneumococcal vaccines.

25 June 2008

New vaccine strategy prioritises deadly diseases

Meningococcal A, Japanese encephalitis and Cervical Cancer among those identified.

20 June 2008

Successes in global immunisation boost progress towards MDGs

GAVI Alliance Progress Report highlights major advancements to save lives in world's poorest countries.

23 May 2008

Stronger health systems are key to battling disease in poorest countries

In response to unprecedented demand from developing countries, the GAVI Alliance will increase its funding for health system strengthening to US$800 million.

24 April 2008

Symposium announces great strides in childhood immunisation

Significant progress to date, with opportunities for overcoming the financial, logistical, and technical barriers that hinder steps forward.

09 April 2008

Australia and Papua New Guinea launch efforts to crush deadly Hib disease in Pacific region

New vaccine rollout through the GAVI Alliance expected to help extinguish childhood killer. Papua New Guinea will begin immunising children this month with a vaccine that promises to rid the nation of Haemophilus Influenzae type b, or Hib disease, one of the deadliest causes of meningitis and pneumonia. 

12 March 2008

Denmark supports immunisation efforts in the developing world

The GAVI Alliance today thanked the Danish government for Denmark’s support to GAVI. During the meeting GAVI and the Danish Minister discussed issues related to vaccine deliveries in developing countries with weak health systems and also the role of GAVI in the international health architecture.

10 March 2008

Deadly disease eliminated in children under five years of age in Uganda

Hib meningitis has been virtually eliminated in young children in Uganda just five years after the country introduced Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine nationwide, according to an independent study.

04 March 2008

Japanese investors welcome the launch of IFFIm’s debut “Vaccine Bonds”

Japanese investors enthusiastically welcomed the launch of the debut offering in the Japanese market of the International Finance Facility for Immunisation Company (“IFFIm”), a ZAR 1.7 billion (USD equivalent 223 million) two year uridashi issue.

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