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Access official press releases from 2011, illustrating the key aspects of the Vaccine Alliance's work
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
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
GAVI Alliance partners to tackle childhood killer in Ethiopia
Largest introduction to date of life-saving pneumococcal vaccines to be provided to Ethiopian children.
10 October 2011
IFFIm and World Bank renew commitment to raise funds for GAVI programmes
IFFIm announces the renewal for five years of its Treasury Management Agreement with the World Bank.
04 October 2011
GAVI commends “la Caixa” foundation’s € 4 million commitment to the matching fund
“La Caixa”, its customers and employees provide support to immunise children against pneumonia in Latin America.
29 September 2011
New IFFIm vaccine bonds issued to support life-saving vaccines
J.P. Morgan, the World Bank and the International Finance Facility for Immunisation ("IFFIm") today announced the issuance of US$ 169.4 million (equivalent) of IFFIm "vaccine bonds" in Japan. [日本語]
27 September 2011
Vaccines against major childhood diseases to reach 37 more countries
The GAVI Alliance today announced it will provide funding for 16 more developing countries to introduce rotavirus vaccines and 18 more countries to introduce pneumococcal vaccines.
21 September 2011
GAVI cited as model global development partnership
The heads of the US and UK governments' aid programmes have recognised the GAVI Alliance as offering "game changing" lessons in the fight against global poverty.
19 September 2011
Leaders call for new approach to women’s health
Government, UN and civil society leaders today called for a new approach to women’s healthcare to address the devastating impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases in low and middle-income countries.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
04 April 2011
DR Congo introduces new vaccine against one of its leading causes of child death
In an effort to drastically improve the chances of children reaching their fifth birthday, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today stepped up its immunization programme by including vaccines to combat pneumonia.
09 March 2011
IFFIm issues first vaccine bonds of 2011
Daiwa Securities Group, the International Finance Facility for Immunisation Company (“IFFIm”), the GAVI Alliance, and the World Bank announced today, IFFIm’s first issue of “Vaccine Bonds” for 2011.
08 March 2011
Dr Seth Berkley appointed as GAVI Alliance Chief Executive Officer
The GAVI Alliance Board announced today that it has appointed Dr Seth Berkley as the new Chief Executive Officer of the GAVI Alliance.
01 March 2011
GAVI Alliance welcomes UK multilateral aid review
The GAVI Alliance welcomed a UK Government review issued today that found the public-private partnership to be highly cost effective and critical in reducing deaths among children under five years old.
14 February 2011
Kenya marks global roll out of pneumococcal vaccine
Hundreds of infants in Kenya received their first shots against pneumococcal disease today at a special event to celebrate the global roll out of vaccines targeting the world's biggest child killer -- pneumonia.
26 January 2011
GAVI welcomes a new global commitment to vaccines
A new partnership marking broader global collaboration around vaccines injects needed funding into the GAVI Alliance's efforts to help save millions of children and hopefully inspires other philanthropists to invest in childhood immunisation programmes.
20 January 2011
Rotavirus vaccines are improving the health and well-being of children
Study findings in the January 2011 special supplement to The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal demonstrate the substantial impact of rotavirus vaccines on the health of children in developed and developing countries that have introduced the vaccines.
19 January 2011
Guyana Health Ministry launches new PCV 13 vaccine
The Guyana Health Ministry has incorporated the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13), which protects against 13 strains of the pneumococcal infections, into its national immunisation programme.
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