Press releases

in page functions

06 December 2012

path_ouaga_day2-41 copyF

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.

06 December 2012

Awards ceremony 7

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

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

MenAfriVac Path

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

IFFIm logo

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

Rubella Laos 10

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

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health administers the first Rotateq to a child at Gataraga, Musanze

Rwanda introduces new vaccine against a leading childhood killer

Rotavirus vaccines will protect children from severe and deadly diarrhoea.

26 April 2012

Ghana first lady

Ghana rolls out vaccines against top two killers of children

Simultaneous introduction is first in African history. [German]

24 April 2012

rotavirus cost-effectiveness

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

Vaccine price

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

Rubella Laos 10

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

Australia flag

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

Burkina Faso HPV

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

Rene Karsenti

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.


close icon

modal window here