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09 May 2019


Inactivated polio vaccine now introduced worldwide

Momentous global effort enables record-breaking milestone for polio and immunisation.

17 April 2019

Anuradha Gupta Zathu Band

Challenging impossible: eight game-changing approaches to vaccination

Making sure that vaccines reach all children around the world requires a healthy dose of innovation. For World Immunization Week 2019, we are showcasing a series of innovations – from cutting-edge to low-tech – helping us in our mission to creating equal access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries.

10 December 2018


UAE and Gavi convene leaders to focus on health for next generation

High-level meeting to review access to vaccines in low-income countries and how to accelerate impact.

29 November 2018

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Gavi Board starts framing Alliance's approach to 2021-2025 period

Gavi Board approves in principle a set of new and expanded vaccine programmes.

01 September 2018

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Measles vaccine campaign launched in Afghanistan

Nearly 14 million children in Afghanistan to be immunised against measles following a growing increase in reported cases.

31 July 2018

INFUSE workshop

Fingerprint records and digital health cards to help solve global identity crisis

Four companies will receive Gavi support to help scale emerging digital identification technologies in developing countries.

11 July 2018

Every Child Counts The Gambia programme

Shifo & Gavi join hands to help make vaccines work for every child

The Shifo Foundation, in collaboration with Gavi and other key partners will work to strengthen registration and data quality across The Gambia and ensure no child misses out on life-saving vaccines.

07 June 2018

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Gavi Board approves funding for inactivated poliovirus vaccine until 2020

Flexible support to Nigeria and post-transition countries also approved.

21 December 2017

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2017: responding to global challenges

Letter from Gavi's CEO, Dr Seth Berkley.

24 October 2017

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World Polio Day: Gavi's role in polio eradication

24 October marks World Polio Day, when the global community celebrates the immense progress and considers the work ahead to ensure no child suffers from polio again.

15 June 2017

DRC: a nurse vaccinates a child

Gavi to help protect millions more children against polio

Gavi Board agrees to extend support for inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) to 2020; new policy on fragile settings, emergencies and refugees also approved.

24 October 2016

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Polio portraits: voices from the frontline of eradication

24 October marks World Polio Day, when the global community celebrates the immense progress and considers the work ahead to ensure no child suffers from polio ever again.

02 November 2015

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Afghanistan ensures safe passage of life-saving vaccines

Afghan health ministry shows commitment to immunisation by opening critical storage facility at central airport.

30 September 2015

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New polio vaccine introduced to accelerate polio eradication in Afghanistan

More than one million children to benefit from the new polio vaccine

20 August 2015

Pakistan IPV

More than four million children per year in Pakistan to benefit from new injectable polio vaccine

Polio-endemic country takes another step towards a polio-free future as it introduces IPV into its routine immunisation programme, as part of largest globally coordinated vaccine introduction in history (joint press release Pakistan MoH, UNICEF, GPEI, WHO, Gavi).

12 August 2015


More than 200,000 Papua New Guinea children to be protected with the new polio and measles-rubella vaccines

In a landmark step to help accelerate the global eradication of polio and protect its children against measles and rubella, Papua New Guinea introduces the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunisation programme and launches a nationwide measles-rubella vaccine (MR) campaign.

26 June 2015

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Enhanced polio protection to reach 650,000 Côte d’Ivoire children every year

Côte d’Ivoire is introducing the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunisation programme.

28 April 2015

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More than two million Congolese children per year to be protected against polio

Democratic Republic of Congo to introduce Inactivated Polio Vaccine with Gavi and partners’ support.

20 March 2015

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Children in Bangladesh to benefit from dual vaccine introduction

More than three million children to be protected against polio and the leading cause of pneumonia (joint press release Gavi, UNICEF, WHO, GPEI).

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.

23 May 2014


Developing countries back ambitious GAVI plans to help immunise 300 million children

Ghana and GAVI host successful event at World Health Assembly.

18 March 2014

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#Moms4MDGs cites GAVI as model for global partnerships: MDG 8

Mention Polio to anyone over the age of seventy and most likely their eyes will grow wide, and they will shake their heads. Try this with your parents or grandparents and you will see what I mean.

28 February 2014

Poliomyelitis vaccination and immunization, Ethiopia

GAVI Alliance complements global polio eradication effort

Countries eligible for GAVI Alliance support invited to apply for funding for inactivated polio vaccine until 2015.

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.

22 November 2013

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GAVI Alliance to support introduction of inactivated polio vaccine in world’s 73 poorest countries

Alliance Board selects additional vaccines to include in its portfolio.

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.

23 September 2013

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Vaccine Innovation and the Global Press: Seth Berkley at the UN Foundation

GAVI CEO delivers post-MDG vision for role of vaccines in global health.

29 April 2013

Launch ceremony for introduction of pentavalent vaccine - Mogadishu, Somalia

On 24 April 2013, Somalia’s Ministry of Health hosted a special ceremony in Mogadishu to mark the introduction of the five-in-one pentavalent vaccine into the national routine immunisation programme. View this gallery for more pictures from the ceremony.

24 April 2013


Children in Somalia to receive new vaccination against deadly diseases

The Somali authorities launch a new five-in-one-vaccine against several potentially fatal childhood diseases, which could save thousands of lives [Somali].

11 April 2013


GAVI signs-up to Polio Declaration

Scientists, doctors, experts from 75 countries highlight achievability of polio eradication

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.

07 December 2012

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Hans Rosling at the Partners' Forum

Professor Hans Rosling, co-founder of the Gapminder Foundation, doctor and professor of international health at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, presents "Immunisation and Development" at the Plenary Session Partners’ Forum in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

07 December 2012

Partners' Forum Blog

Running blog from the ground, covering all aspects of the 2012 Partners' Forum.

06 December 2012

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GAVI awards countries and advocates for accelerating access to life-saving vaccines

The GAVI Alliance celebrated the accomplishments of 12 countries in increasing access to immunisation during a ceremony last night at the GAVI Partners’ Forum. The ceremony was hosted by the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Tanzanian radio host Taji Liunn.

28 November 2012

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27 – Friday plenary

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. In this Decade of Vaccines, the Partners Forum discussions are centred on four of its founding principles-Results, Innovation, Sustainability and Equity.

28 November 2012

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25 – Building resilience in fragile states

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This panel featured exceptional health and immunisation leaders from Afghanistan, Chad and Sierra Leone, as well as representatives from WHO, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the GAVI Alliance Secretariat.

28 November 2012

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16 – RISING up! Advocacy for immunisation

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. This session explored successful methods and tools of advocacy and policy change in the immunization arena.

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.

05 October 2012

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Useful information

Useful information for anyone attending the Partners' Forum in Tanzania: Climate, Passports & Visas, Health, Safety, General behaviour in public, Currency, Tipping, Electricity, Shopping

19 September 2012

All speakers

Who participated

A-Z of leaders in global health: politicians, CEOs, academics, journalists.

19 September 2012

Awards ceremony

Awards ceremony

13 countries receive awards; government leaders, parliamentarians and civil society groups receive special recognitions

13 June 2012

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GAVI boosts global response to measles outbreaks

New investment tops year of progress in providing world's poorest children with equitable access to life-saving vaccines.

21 March 2012

Dagfinn Høybråten in Afghanistan

Hope for the hard to reach

I met her in Kabul. Suraya Dalil had just been approved by the Afghan Parliament as the new Minister of Public Health.

12 January 2012

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India's progress on polio highlights potential of immunisation

Statement by GAVI Alliance CEO, Seth Berkley MD on India's success in staying free of polio for a year and its renewed commitment to immunisation.

24 October 2011

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Polio eradication will highlight the power of immunisation

Feared for centuries because of the death and paralysis it causes, polio is finally on the edge of eradication.

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.

10 June 2011

Rotavirus vaccinations in Ghana

Developing countries make record demand for life-saving vaccines

A record 50 GAVI eligible countries have applied for vaccine funding from the GAVI Alliance during the organisation’s latest application round, reported GAVI officials today.

20 April 2011

Immunisation week highlights progress and challenges ahead

Saving the life of even one small child is always a big success. As we celebrate this year’s immunisation week, which begins on 23 April, we congratulate the World Health Organisation and all GAVI Alliance partners on the millions of child lives saved through immunisation.

12 April 2011

Raj Kumar

Looking on the bright side in terms of child health in Afghanistan

My recent trip to Afghanistan is one of the most satisfying trips I have done for GAVI. Security remains difficult, but the sense of optimism is palpable.

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.

26 January 2011

Bill Gates and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

GAVI welcomes a new global commitment to vaccines

A new partnership marking broader global collaboration around vaccines injects needed funding into the GAVI Alliance's efforts to help save millions of children and hopefully inspires other philanthropists to invest in childhood immunisation programmes.

14 September 2010

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The unfinished business of immunisation

New vaccines against the pneumococcal bacteria and rotavirus could save more than one million children's lives each year, but a US$ 4 billion gap in funding threatens these and other immunisation programmes, a report published jointly today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the GAVI Alliance, said.

19 November 2009

GAVI honours 15 countries

GAVI honours 15 countries for excelling in immunisation and child survival

Fifteen health ministers from low-income countries today received awards from the GAVI Alliance for their outstanding performance in improving child health and immunisation.

28 June 2007

Hib vaccine - critical in Asia's effort to reduce child deaths

New study shows Hib vaccine protects children from significant burden of life-threatening pneumonia and meningitis.

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