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30 June 2016

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Gavi Board reappoints WHO's Flavia Bustreo as vice-chair

Board also confirms appointment of four new members and two alternates.

26 May 2016

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Gavi welcomes price trend for pentavalent vaccine

Latest price information published by UNICEF.

26 May 2016

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Gavi welcomes contribution of US$ 76 million from Government of Japan

New multi-year commitment will help Vaccine Alliance partners towards goal of immunising 300m children by 2020.

23 May 2016

Cameroon cholera campaign

World Humanitarian Summit - Gavi's Fragility and Immunisation Policy

Gavi to review its response to humanitarian emergencies and fragile settings in 2016.

22 April 2016

Environmental sustainability

Gavi tackling environmental challenges head on

Commitment to seek improvements in sustainability.

17 March 2016

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Gavi welcomes new record low price for pneumococcal vaccine

GSK commitment is latest step towards improving access to PCV but challenges remain

11 February 2016

Ngozi-Senior Vice Minister Seiji Kihara

Japan commits US$ 18.5 million to support immunisation in Ebola-affected region

Pledge from G7 President will help revitalise immunisation services and strengthen health systems.

05 February 2016

Pentavalent vaccine

Study shows near elimination of Hib disease in Kilifi region of Kenya after introduction of vaccine

Welcome Trust and Gavi funded research also shows Hib booster not needed for long-term protection.

03 December 2015

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Gavi Board thanks Dagfinn Høybråten for inspirational leadership

Gavi Board Chair steps down after five years of unparalleled achievement.

26 November 2015

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Organisation of Islamic Cooperation approves Gavi membership to key health committee

Vaccine Alliance support already helping to immunise millions of children in OIC member states.

12 November 2015

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Unprecedented number of children protected against pneumonia with Gavi support

As the international community marks the seventh World Pneumonia Day, Gavi pneumococcal and pentavalent vaccines are reaching children at an accelerated pace.

23 October 2015

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Gavi and Global Fund statement on malaria vaccine recommendations

SAGE and MPAC call for pilot introductions in three to five settings.

06 October 2015

Korea pledge

New commitment from the Republic of Korea to Gavi will support childhood immunisation in the world's poorest countries

Korean support for immunisation in developing countries now stands at US$ 15 million.

28 September 2015

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Gavi welcomes global goals and renews call for immunisation indicator

Inclusion of globally recognised indicator vital for measuring impact of SDG3.

09 September 2015


China seals commitment to support immunisation in developing countries

China seals commitment to support immunisation in developing countries

31 July 2015

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30 July 2015

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24 July 2015

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Gavi and Global Fund welcome progress toward potential malaria vaccine

Vaccine receives positive scientific opinion.

13 July 2015

Alwaleed statement - Kiribati

Alwaleed Philanthropies to support childhood immunisation with US$ 1 million pledge

Funding will cover the costs of vaccines in six countries.

07 July 2015

Ebola statement

Gavi to support rebuilding of immunisation programmes in Ebola-affected countries

Worryingly low immunisation rates risk further deaths as Ebola recedes.

08 June 2015

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G7 welcomes Gavi's aim to reach 300 million more children with vaccines

Leaders reaffirm commitment in health through bilateral and multilateral structures

28 May 2015

Oman USD 3 million commitment

Oman commits US$ 3 million to support childhood immunisation

First time pledge will enable Gavi to reach children with life-saving vaccines.

19 May 2015

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The Arab League supports Gavi efforts on immunisation and saving children's lives with vaccines

Support will enhance advocacy efforts across Arab League countries

15 May 2015

Qatar Contribution Agreement Signing

Qatar pledges support for Gavi to save children's lives with vaccines

Funding will help Vaccine Alliance protect millions of children from infectious disease.

30 April 2015

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Gavi's relationship with India

Clarification from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

27 April 2015

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Gavi shocked and saddened by devastating Nepal earthquake

Statement from Gavi CEO Dr Seth Berkley

24 April 2015


Next five years vital for childhood immunisation - Gavi CEO

Once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve vaccine access and coverage in developing countries

24 April 2015

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Gavi and the Global Fund welcome malaria vaccine trial results

Latest data published by Glaxosmithkline and PATH Malaria Vaccine initiative includes booster dose results.

23 April 2015

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Pakistan vaccinators' salaries

Clarification from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

04 February 2015

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Gavi commends donor support of life-saving work through IFFIm

Innovative finance tool will continue to provide funding for lifesaving vaccines.

11 December 2014

Gunilla Carlsson

Gunilla Carlsson appointed to Gavi Board

Sweden’s former Minister for International Development Cooperation will sit as an independent member.

11 December 2014

Dr Flavia Bustreo

Dr Flavia Bustreo appointed Vice Chair of Gavi Board

WHO Assistant Director-General will also chair the Board’s Governance Committee.

27 November 2014

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25 November 2014

Angela Merkel

Chancellor Merkel calls for successful Gavi replenishment

Chancellor’s message of support backs Vaccine Alliance’s plans to immunise 300 million additional children.

01 November 2014

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Pentavalent vaccine introductions represent historic milestone for immunisation in India

Rollouts in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan start two-phase process which will add 5-in-1 vaccine to routine immunisation programmes in every Indian state.

29 October 2014

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Australia commits AUD 50 million to support immunisation in developing countries in 2015

"This commitment will make an enormous difference to lives around the world" - Julie Bishop, Australia Foreign Minister

28 October 2014

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Review of Gavi support to Nigeria

Audit of cash support in Nigeria relating to funds disbursed in the period 2011-2013.

17 October 2014

Immunisation activities in Melela Health Facility, Mtakenini Village, Tanzania

Tanzania to protect 21 million children against measles and rubella

Vaccine Alliance to support week-long campaign against two life-threatening diseases.

08 October 2014

Aid Transparency Index 2014

Gavi retains high ranking in leading transparency index

Vaccine Alliance praised for continued commitment to openness.

30 September 2014

Global Citizen Festival 2014 Norway

Norway to commit at least US$ 215 million a year to Gavi between 2016 and 2020

Commitment will support immunisation programmes in developing countries to save lives and protect children’s health.

26 September 2014

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Gavi Executive Committee requests options for supporting Ebola vaccine

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is to examine how it can help accelerate the availability of Ebola vaccines currently in development.

19 September 2014

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Gavi position statement on Ebola

Vaccine Alliance continues to provide support for health systems across the affected region

18 September 2014

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Nepal becomes first country to introduce IPV with Gavi support

Nepal is one of 25 countries who have received approval to begin using IPV with Gavi support. Afghanistan and Pakistan are also planning to introduce IPV by end of next year.

24 July 2014


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Malaria vaccine takes first steps towards market

Regulatory review sought for malaria vaccine.

20 July 2014


Mourning the dead on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

World has lost a tireless advocate, among many others, says GAVI Alliance CEO.

11 July 2014


Dengue fever vaccine results published in Lancet

Detailed results from the world’s first ever large-scale phase III clinical trial for a dengue fever vaccine published in the journal the Lancet.

04 July 2014

Four new vaccines to be added to India's routine immunisation programmes

India to introduce four new vaccines

Government of India’s decision to add new vaccines to Universal Immunization Programme will save estimated 100,000 lives annually.

20 June 2014


Hepatitis B vaccine at birth – GAVI responds to MSF

GAVI respond to Médecins Sans Frontières and civil society organisations' open letter.

05 June 2014


GAVI Alliance thanks Norway for its support to the polio endgame strategy

The GAVI Alliance welcomes Norway’s commitment towards the global effort to end polio, led by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).

05 June 2014


G7 Leaders call on donors to support the GAVI Alliance to immunise 300 million more children

World leaders recognise access to immunisation as critical to the health and well-being of women and children

23 May 2014

Germany to host key GAVI Alliance replenishment event

Germany to host key GAVI Alliance replenishment event

Alliance seeks full funding to immunise hundreds of millions of children.

06 May 2014

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GAVI Alliance welcomes availability of Indian pentavalent vaccine

The GAVI Alliance welcomes the announcement that an additional pentavalent vaccine has received prequalification by the World Health Organization (WHO).

28 April 2014


First ever Phase III dengue fever vaccine trial complete

According to Sanofi three-dose vaccine led to 56% reduction in cases of dengue fever.

28 February 2014


Joint GPEI-GAVI statement on the Availability and Price of Inactivated Polio Vaccine

Joint GPEI and GAVI statement on UNICEF’s tender process.

30 January 2014

India to contribute US$ 4 million to GAVI

India commits US$ 4 million to GAVI Alliance vaccine programmes

Support will help save lives worldwide.

07 December 2013

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Pneumococcal vaccine to protect more than a million children in Afghanistan from leading child killer

Pneumonia accounts for 25% of deaths of children under five in Afghanistan each year.

06 December 2013

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GAVI Alliance pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

Following the death of Nelson Mandela, Dagfinn Høybråten, Chair of the GAVI Alliance Board, and Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of the GAVI Alliance, issued statements

28 November 2013

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Guillaume Grosso appointed head resource mobilisation in European markets

Former director of ONE Campaign’s Paris office joins GAVI Alliance.

26 November 2013

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GAVI Alliance to support Nigeria's first new national yellow fever vaccination campaign in 30 years

Mass preventive campaign will protect close to 60 million children and adults.

07 November 2013

Germany statement

GAVI Alliance welcomes Germany’s continued commitment to immunisation

German support set to benefit East African Community and help improve supply chain.

05 November 2013


GAVI Alliance welcomes introduction of two life-saving vaccines in Senegal

Senegalese children to benefit from pneumococcal and measles-rubella vaccines .

24 October 2013

Aid Transparency Index 2013

GAVI Alliance a top performer in leading transparency index

Commitment to transparency and data quality recognised.

22 October 2013

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GAVI supports Cambodia’s campaign to vaccinate children against measles and rubella

More than four million children will receive the measles-rubella vaccine over the next three months.

09 October 2013

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Vaccine to protect South Asian children against devastating disease set for GAVI support

Chinese vaccine industry enters world stage with WHO prequalified Japanese encephalitis vaccine

09 October 2013

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GAVI welcomes Canada's support for measles vaccines

GAVI welcomes Canada’s US$ 20 million pledge to accelerate access to measles vaccines.

08 October 2013


GAVI statement on latest trial data on malaria vaccine candidate RTS,S

Latest data published by Glaxosmithkline and PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative

08 August 2013


GAVI responds to Medecins Sans Frontieres

In response to a press release issued by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on 8 August 2013, the GAVI Alliance issued the following statement

28 July 2013

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Price reduced for vaccine against pneumococcal disease

The price the GAVI Alliance pays for lifesaving pneumococcal vaccines for children in the world’s poorest countries is set to be reduced under new agreements between GAVI, UNICEF, The World Bank, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer.

25 July 2013

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Research shows high impact of Hib vaccines in developing countries

Results of Hib Initiative supplement published showing new evidence on the impact of Hib vaccines

18 July 2013

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UK Government recognises GAVI's progress

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) confirms that the GAVI Alliance remains a highly effective organisation that is making progress on areas for improvement highlighted by the UK.

12 June 2013

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GAVI Board asks to begin preparations for introduction of inactivated polio vaccine and considers investment in other new vaccines

The GAVI Alliance Board asks for in-depth analysis to inform its decisions on the future of GAVI’s vaccines portfolio and requests the GAVI Secretariat to develop a long-term strategy on how GAVI will support the introduction of Inactivated Polio Vaccine in partner countries.

30 May 2013


GAVI Alliance welcomes priority given to health and immunisation in High Level Panel Report

Statement from Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of the GAVI Alliance, following the publication of the report of the UN High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

14 May 2013

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Rotavirus leading cause of diarrhoea

The largest and most comprehensive study of childhood diarrhoea has confirmed rotavirus as the single biggest cause of diarrhoea-related death and illness in developing countries. This latest evidence suggests that a large number of children are dying from this vaccine-preventable pathogen, and supports the decision by the GAVI Alliance to prioritise rotavirus vaccines.

23 April 2013


GAVI responds to MSF campaign

In response to statements issued by Medecins Sans Frontieres, the GAVI Alliance has issued the following statement.

12 April 2013

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Immunisation one key intervention to end two million preventable child deaths each year

Pneumonia and diarrhoea together account for nearly one-third of all under-five child deaths in developing countries. Evidence shows that children are dying from these preventable diseases because effective interventions are not reaching them or not provided equitably across all communities.

11 April 2013

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GAVI review of health system strengthening in Sierra Leone

GAVI’s Transparency & Accountability Policy Team (TAP) has finalised its Audit of Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) in Sierra Leone and the findings have been officially communicated to the Government.

07 March 2013


Stronger protection for women and girls' health starts today

International Women's Day 2013 marks the beginning of a dramatic shift in the health of women and girls. Starting this year, GAVI is supporting the poorest countries of the world to roll out two vaccines that will directly benefit women and girls: human papillomavirus (HPV) against cervical cancer and rubella against 'German measles'.

25 February 2013

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Statement on Ms Zainab Bangura and GAVI’s review of Sierra Leone

The GAVI Alliance has been requested by Ms Zainab Hawa Bangura, a former Minister of Health of Sierra Leone, to clarify certain details of its on-going review of GAVI Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) funding support to Sierra Leone.

11 February 2013


Attacks on health workers in Nigeria unacceptable

The GAVI Alliance joins the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the Government of Nigeria in condemning attacks in Nigeria which have killed and injured health workers.

30 January 2013

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Simon Lamb appointed head of GAVI Internal Audit

The GAVI Alliance appoints Simon Lamb as Managing Director of Internal Audit. He succeeds Cees Klumper who has joined the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

20 January 2013

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GAVI applauds exclusion of vaccines containing thiomersal as preservatives from mercury treaty

Delegates at the United Nations Environment Programme recognise the safety of thiomersal – a mercury-based vaccine preservative – and the critical role it plays in global health - by excluding it from a treaty on the release of mercury into the environment.

10 January 2013


GAVI recognised for effectiveness and focus on results

In its first ever Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) review the GAVI Alliance has been commended for its effectiveness in increasing access to immunisation and for its focus on results.

20 December 2012


Seth Berkley on health in the post-2015 development agenda

GAVI CEO publishes paper expressing his initial views on the next set of development goals

18 December 2012

WHO, UNICEF and GAVI condemn attacks on health workers in Pakistan

The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the GAVI Alliance join the Government of Pakistan and the provinces of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in condemning the multiple attacks that have killed six health workers in the past 24 hours.

06 December 2012


GAVI welcomes Germany’s continued support

The GAVI Alliance welcomes Germany’s continued support for immunisation.

22 November 2012

GAVI reviews health system support to Sierra Leone

In-depth review of health system strengthening (HSS) support launched.

15 November 2012

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GAVI congratulates Dr Mark Dybul on his appointment to lead the Global Fund

Statement by GAVI CEO, Seth Berkley MD, following the appointment of Dr Mark Dybul as the new Executive Director of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

09 November 2012


GAVI statement on latest interim trial data on malaria vaccine candidate

GAVI statement in response to the latest interim data on the trial of malaria vaccine candidate RTS,S published by Glaxosmithkline and Path malaria vaccine initiative.

24 October 2012

World Polio Day

World Polio Day

There’s a lot to celebrate this World Polio Day. In all but three countries of the world, polio has been eradicated with the support of WHO and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. This year, fewer children (171) have been paralyzed by this crippling virus, in fewer parts of the world than ever before.

24 October 2012

World AIDS day

Celebrating gains made in preventing and treating HIV

Statement by GAVI CEO Dr Seth Berkley marks World AIDS Day

11 October 2012


GAVI welcomes France and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s continued support

GAVI Alliance welcomes support for GAVI from President François Hollande and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as France’s willingness to maintain its commitments to international development.

03 October 2012


GAVI Alliance recognised for aid transparency

Publish What You Fund index calls GAVI one of best improvers in publishing information on how money is spent in developing countries.

21 September 2012

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Dagfinn Høybråten new Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers

GAVI congratulates its Board Chair on his appointment as Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

13 September 2012

Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed

GAVI helping support child mortality reduction

Unicef’s report Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed clearly sets out how far the world has come in reducing infant mortality which is very exciting but it also offers a stark appraisal of how much work still needs to be done to protect children.

06 September 2012

SEARO Regional Committee Meeting

Helen Evans, Deputy CEO of the GAVI Alliance addresses the 65th session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

05 July 2012

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Atlético Madrid awards Business Alliance for aid to children

GAVI Alliance Board Chair Dagfinn Dagfinn Høybråten recognises “la Caixa” Foundation programme's receipt of global award from Spanish soccer club Atlético Madrid.

01 June 2012

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GAVI appreciation for Atlético Madrid and star striker Radamel Falcao's support for immunisation

Spanish soccer club works with “la Caixa”’s Business Alliance for Child Vaccination in promoting the involvement of Spanish companies in the cause of immunisation.

23 April 2012

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GAVI Board Chair announces strengthened governance structure

Gender target achieved and executive committee process to be streamlined.


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