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Access official press releases from 2012, illustrating the key aspects of the Vaccine Alliance's work
06 December 2012
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.
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.
05 December 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 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
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
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
Yemen introduces rotavirus vaccines
Rotavirus vaccines are the best way to prevent thousands of children’s death from severe rotavirus disease.
20 June 2012
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
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
Rwanda introduces new vaccine against a leading childhood killer
Rotavirus vaccines will protect children from severe and deadly diarrhoea.
26 April 2012
Ghana rolls out vaccines against top two killers of children
Simultaneous introduction is first in African history. [German]
24 April 2012
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
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
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
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
08 March 2012
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
René Karsenti to become new Chair of IFFIm Board
René Karsenti will take over as IFFIm Board Chair on 24 February.
26 January 2012
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.
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