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01 December 2011

Papua New Guinea Progress report 2011 thumb

Small island states punch above their weight

Papua New Guinea, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands lead the way in co-financing their vaccine programmes.

01 December 2011

Uganda - © UNICEF/2010/Marc Hofer

Maternal and neonatal tetanus eliminated

Uganda shows that tetanus eradication is possible through well supported and coordinated campaigns.

01 November 2011

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Graduating Georgia sees immunisation growing

Georgia remains committed to sustaining the impressive expansion of its immunisation coverage.

26 September 2011

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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.

26 September 2011

Tanzania rotavirus rollout Sister Moshi

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

IRC gender balance group

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

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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

Sudan rota rollout - mother and child 18082011

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

Ethiopia CSO 2010

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

Madagascar - © GAVI/2011/Ed Harris

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

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Partnerships key to immunisation success

Despite significant challenges, Honduras has produced remarkable results in expanding its immunisation coverage.

01 May 2011

Pentavalent vial

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

Armenia - © PATH/2011/Candace Rosen

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

Agnes Binagwaho

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 health clinic group lecture

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

Kenya pneumococcal launch health worker

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 rotavirus success

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 HepB story child

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

HSS Vietnam health workers

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.

26 November 2010

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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).

26 November 2010

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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

Nepal HSS health workers

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 Cambodia mother child landscape

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 health clinic 2010 - injection

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

Table 4 GAVI donor rankings

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

Tiered pricing

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

Progress report child waving

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

EB 2011 Fig 17 Hep B price

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

EB 2011 Fig 11 Hib vaccine

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

Andrew Witty Vietnam Partners' Forum 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

Uganda INS 2009 AD syringes box

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

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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

Child being weighed at Mpwapwa, Tanzania

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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