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Access official press releases from 2013, illustrating the key aspects of the Vaccine Alliance's work
04 December 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Millions of girls in developing countries to be protected against cervical cancer thanks to new HPV vaccine deals
Historic agreements show power of innovative public-private partnership
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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