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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.


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