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20 September 2021

Iceland renews commitment to global equitable access to vaccines: first doses arrive in Côte d’Ivoire

As part of a donation of 125,726 doses to COVAX, the first shipment of 35,700 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine donated by Iceland has arrived in Côte d’Ivoire.

13 September 2021

Iraq receives first doses donated by Italy through COVAX

As part of its pledge to deliver 15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, the first doses donated by Italy have been delivered to Iraq, with more shipping to additional countries in the coming days.

8 September 2021

First delivery of German-donated COVID vaccines to COVAX land in Mauritania, with other deliveries to follow

Building on its pledge of EUR 1.62 billion to COVAX, the German government has donated the first batch of its pledge of 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, the majority of which will be delivered via COVAX. 

COVAX vaccine roll-out

>296 million COVAX vaccines shipped
OWP
141 participants

As of 21 Sept 2021

COVAX Facility

Gavi is co-leading COVAX, the vaccines pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. This involves coordinating the COVAX Facility, a global risk-sharing mechanism for pooled procurement and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

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The COVID-19 vaccine race

Pre-clinical
185vaccines
are being explored in lab experiments and animals
PHASE 1
40 vaccines
are undergoing safety tests in healthy young individuals
Phase 2
35vaccines
are being tested in broader groups of people
Phase 3
34vaccines
are in large international trials to test their impact on COVID-19
IN USE
21vaccines
are currently being offered to the general population
Phase 4
8vaccines
are being monitored in the wider population after being approved

Source: WHO

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21 September 2021

Togo leads the way in COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

With support from Gavi, WHO and UNICEF, Togo is introducing various mechanisms to turn the tide of COVID-19.

21 September 2021

Three things this week’s Global COVID-19 Summit is aiming to achieve

The White House is calling a virtual COVID-19 Summit on Wednesday, 22 September. Its targets for global vaccination are ambitious and essential as we work together to defeat COVID-19.

21 September 2021

The historic push to provide ultra-cold chain freezers around the world

Thomas Sorenson, Senior Manager in the Cold Chain Unit, UNICEF Supply Division, explains the work behind the scenes to roll-out the largest ultra-cold chain deployment in history.

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Our impact

Syringe >822 million children immunised
First aid locator >14 million future deaths prevented
Transitioned 16 countries transitioned from Gavi support
Billions >150 US$ billion in economic benefits for countries (2000–2017)
Children 85% of the world's children reached by routine immunisation

Our mission: save lives and protect people's health

Saving lives and protecting people’s health by increasing equitable and sustainable use of vaccines.

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Saving lives and protecting people’s health by increasing equitable and sustainable use of vaccines.

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Gavi draws on the skills of a variety of partners, combining the technical expertise of the development community with the business know-how of the private sector.

Meet the Vaccine Alliance partners

Gavi draws on the skills of a variety of partners, combining the technical expertise of the development community with the business know-how of the private sector.

Meet the Vaccine Alliance partners

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