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01 December 2011
Small island states punch above their weight
Papua New Guinea, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands lead the way in co-financing their vaccine programmes.
Maternal and neonatal tetanus eliminated
Uganda shows that tetanus eradication is possible through well supported and coordinated campaigns.
01 November 2011
Graduating Georgia sees immunisation growing
Georgia remains committed to sustaining the impressive expansion of its immunisation coverage.
26 September 2011
New vaccine to protect children from severe diarrhoea comes to Sudan
Sudan recently became the first of many GAVI-eligible countries in Africa to introduce a new vaccine to protect children from rotavirus, the leading cause of severe infant diarrhoea.
Preparations begin early in Tanzania for the introduction of rotavirus vaccines
Health workers and Ministry of Health officials in Tanzania have are gearing up for a huge task as they prepare to introduce a new vaccine against rotavirus, the leading cause of severe infant diarrhoea.
16 August 2011
GAVI moves forward on gender equality
With nine women and nine men, an independent review committee (IRC) to monitor country progress is GAVI’s first committee to have a gender balance and marks another step forward for gender policy.
04 August 2011
Civil society drives health improvements
Afghanistan illustrates the vital role that civil society plays in providing basic health services in difficult circumstances.
01 July 2011
The Sudan introduces rotavirus vaccine
Following the Sudan's introduction of the rotavirus vaccine, GAVI plans to introduce it in 40 GAVI-eligible countries by 2015.
31 May 2011
Reaching the hard to reach in Ethiopia
In Ethiopia, GAVI support for civil society organisations is helping the Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Association deliver routine immunisation to even the remotest communities.
16 May 2011
Pentavalent vaccine makes a difference in Madagascar
Madagascar shows benefits of health interventions with an impressive reduction of its under-five mortality rate.
02 May 2011
Partnerships key to immunisation success
Despite significant challenges, Honduras has produced remarkable results in expanding its immunisation coverage.
01 May 2011
Kyrgyzstan finds one vaccine is better than five
When Kyrgyz doctors first started using the pentavalent vaccine in 2009, officials in the Central Asian nation s health ministry noticed immunisation coverage rates were going down. But the doctors' initial fears turned out to be the vaccine's greatest strength.
04 April 2011
Supporting vaccine decision-making
Countries such as Armenia can make informed decisions about their immunisation programmes using the expertise and information available through the Alliance.
01 April 2011
Co-financing, an investment in our children
Dr Agnes Binagwaho, Permanent Secretary for Health at the Ministry of Health, explains why the Government of Rwanda is committed to GAVI's co-financing policy.
31 March 2011
Rwanda immunisation brings benefits for mothers
Rwanda health centre takes advantage of routine immunisation visits to teach mothers about benefits of family planning.
10 March 2011
Co-financing of GAVI vaccines on the increase
Since 2008, the number of countries required to co-finance new and underused vaccines supplied by GAVI has nearly doubled from 26 to 47 in 2010.
11 February 2011
Full marks for Kenya's pneumococcal roll-out
Training sessions for health workers set to help Kenya achieve its pneumococcal vaccine coverage target.
10 December 2010
Bolivia's successful rotavirus vaccine initiative
Just one and half years after Bolivia became the first GAVI-eligible country to introduce the rotavirus vaccine, a disease responsible for almost half of all hospitalisations for diarrhoea from 2006-2008, is on the retreat.
01 December 2010
China's dramatic fall in hepatitis B infections
From 2002-2010, GAVI co-funded immunisation against hepatitis B in the west and central provinces of China. Today, less than 1% of children under 5 are chronic carriers of hepB.
26 November 2010
GAVI funds training for health volunteers in Vietnam
GAVI support for strengthening the Vietnamese health service brings training and resources to even the remotest areas.
GAVI helps DTP3 coverage rise after stagnation
While GAVI was set up first and foremost to help countries introduce new and under-used vaccines, its programme support has also increased global access to the long-existing vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP).
GAVI model increases vaccine manufacturers
The steady rise in the number of vaccine manufacturers based in emerging economies since 2001 represents a tell-tale sign of GAVI's true impact on the vaccine market.
20 November 2010
Donors unite to finance Nepal health system
GAVI and other leading donors to Nepal channel their financial support through a single system to streamline assistance for the national health programme.
17 November 2010
HSS raises Cambodian mothers’ survival chances
In the first five years of the millennium, Cambodia achieved an almost 30% drop in infant and child mortality rates, but improvements in women's health failed to keep pace.
01 November 2010
Vaccines boost economic growth in poorest countries
Vaccines bring added value to the economies of the world's poorest countries with GAVI's investment in immunisation set to yield an 18% rate of return by 2020, according to a Harvard School of Public Health study.
27 September 2010
Rwanda's pneumococcal vaccine roll-out, one year on
It has been a little over a year since Rwanda introduced a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine known as PCV7. The vaccine protects children against one of the most common causes of pneumonia – with encouraging results.
09 August 2010
GAVI ranks fifth in aid quality report
GAVI ranks fifth out of 38 bilateral and multilateral donors in a study measuring donors' performance against best practices established at the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.
21 July 2010
GAVI approach creates tiered pricing for vaccines
For the pharmaceutical industry to offer fixed lower prices for developing countries, manufacturers need to see a vaccine market with sufficient size and income to cover their costs.
16 June 2010
GAVI Progress Report heralds 10th anniversary
Despite the backdrop of a global financial crisis, GAVI received a record number of applications for funding from low-income countries in 2009, according to the latest edition of the Alliance's annual Progress Report.
05 May 2010
GAVI impact on vaccine market behind price drop
By pooling donor contributions to make long-term vaccine orders and grouping developing countries into a single large-scale buyer, GAVI is helping make life-saving new vaccines more affordable for the world's poorest.
14 April 2010
Hib Initiative: a GAVI success story
The GAVI-funded Hib Initiative paved the way for low-income countries to introduce vaccines against Haemophilus influenzae type b infection
24 November 2009
AMC changes mindset of pharmaceutical industry
Addressing the 4th GAVI Partners' Forum, Andrew Witty, GlaxoSmithKline CEO, pays tribute to the catalytic role of the Advanced Market Commitment (AMC).
15 September 2009
GAVI catalyses new injection safety standards
It would be a cruel irony if an injection to prevent one disease merely inflicted another. Yet, without safe injection practices, expanding vaccine coverage in the age of highly transmissible diseases such as HIV/AIDS, runs a very real risk of spreading infection.
30 July 2009
GAVI role in ever-growing demand for pentavalent
Despite the advantages of the 5-in-1 pentavalent vaccine, political will to drive widespread roll-out was lacking -- until GAVI support played a key role in changing market conditions.
01 September 2008
GAVI helps Côte d’Ivoire stop yellow fever epidemic
Côte d'Ivoire staves off a yellow fever epidemic in its capital Abidjan thanks to an emergency preventive campaign financed by GAVI.
30 June 2008
GAVI boosts immunisation rates in rural Tanzania
GAVI's performance-based funding ensures basic vaccines reach even the most remote districts of Tanzania
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