Global health alliance to make major vaccine announcement
On Tuesday 27
September, the GAVI Alliance will make a major announcement about vaccines to protect
children in Africa and other developing countries against diarrhoea and pneumonia
-- the two biggest killers of children.
rotavirus vaccines in African countries, announced for the first time on
Tuesday, in addition to the continuing rollout of pneumococcal vaccines across
the developing world, is expected to have a major impact on child mortality and
the health of future generations.
GAVI (the Global
Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) will name dozens of developing countries
approved to receive funding and support to introduce vaccines against
rotavirus, pneumococcal disease and other child killers.
The GAVI Alliance invites you to join either an interactive webcast media
briefing on Tuesday 27 September at 09:00 GMT (11:00am CEST) or an interactive
teleconference media briefing at 15:00 GMT (1700pm CEST, 8:00 am PST, 11:00am
EDT). Same speakers but different
WHO: Seth Berkley MD, CEO, GAVI Alliance
Dr.John Wecker, Director of Vaccine Access and Delivery, PATH
WHEN: Tuesday, 27 September 2011 –
pre-registration is required
at 09:00 GMT (11:00am CEST)
at 15:00 GMT (1700pm CEST, 8:00 am PST, 11:00am EDT)
Dan Thomas, +41 22
909 6524 and +41 79 251 8581 firstname.lastname@example.org
Leroy, +41 22 909 6521 email@example.com
Webcast at 09:00 GMT
(11:00am CEST) – pre-registration required.
This service is FREE
and only requires a computer connected to the internet.
Apply to join here: http://www.apo-opa.org/en/application?vc=GAVI
Technical contact: +41
22 534 96 97 – e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The GAVI Alliance
invites you to join a teleconference at 15:00 GMT (1700pm CEST, 8:00 am PST,
Jon Summers, +1 202-607-8819 Jon.Summers@gmmb.com (Washington)
Dan Thomas, +41 79
251 8581 email@example.com
receive the toll-free dial-in information and confirmation code, email
Stephanie Snyder at Stephanie.Snyder@gmmb.com
Find out more about rotavirus disease and the vaccine:
Find out more about GAVI and rotavirus vaccines:
We will also issue a press release on Tuesday 27 September.
We very much hope you will be able to cover the story and
encourage you to join one of these interactive media briefings.
The GAVI Alliance is a public-private global health partnership committed to saving children’s lives and protecting people’s health by increasing access to immunisation in poor countries. GAVI Alliance partners include developing
country and donor governments, the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, the World Bank, the vaccine industry in both industrialised and developing countries, research and technical agencies, civil society, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other private philanthropists.