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11 June 2019

EPI LAMP Yaounde

New management training for immunisation leaders kicks-off at the University of Yaounde

National teams from six Gavi-supported countries will attend the first forum of the nine-month programme.

20 May 2019

Ebola vaccine thumb

Gavi boosts funding for Ebola outbreak response

Vaccine Alliance provides over US$ 9 million to fund Ebola vaccinations in Eastern DRC.

22 February 2016

Gavi item

Meningitis A nearly eliminated in Africa through vaccination

Joint press release first published by WHO and PATH, joint founders of the Meningitis Vaccine Project.

22 April 2014

World Immunisation Week 2014

Message by Dr Seth Berkley for the World Immunisation Week

04 February 2014

HPV vaccine with GAVI support

206,000 more girls to benefit from HPV vaccine with GAVI Alliance support

10 countries approved in latest round of HPV vaccine demonstration programmes.

16 December 2013

Burundi launches a new vaccine against rotavirus diarrhoea

Burundi became on December 16, 2013 the 19th GAVI eligible country to introduce in its routine immunisation programme antirotavirus vaccine. Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe and often fatal diarrhoea among under five children. In Burundi, diarrhoea causes approximately 15 percent of deaths in children less than five years of age. By 2015, GAVI with the support of its donors and partners plan to support the introduction of this vaccine in more than 30 countries.

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.

15 January 2013


Burundi introduces second dose of measles vaccine

Burundi is strengthening its efforts to fight preventable diseases by introducing the second dose of measles vaccine into its national routine immunisation programme.

07 December 2012

Partners' Forum Blog

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

28 November 2012


03 – Ministerial consultation

Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary. Delegations from over 20 countries participated in this session which provided the opportunity for Ministers of Health and their delegations to engage in open dialogue with the GAVI Secretariat on all aspects of the Alliance’s engagement with countries.

25 May 2012

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health administers the first Rotateq to a child at Gataraga, Musanze

Rwanda introduces new vaccine against a leading childhood killer

Rotavirus vaccines will protect children from severe and deadly diarrhoea.

10 November 2011

08-GAVI-11-Riccardo Gangale-Kenya

New studies show progress, value in vaccination against deadly pneumonia

Advances lauded as Malawi becomes next developing country to introduce pneumococcal vaccine on Saturday - World Pneumonia Day.

15 October 2011

Ethiopia pneumo launch

GAVI Alliance partners to tackle childhood killer in Ethiopia

Largest introduction to date of life-saving pneumococcal vaccines to be provided to Ethiopian children.

27 September 2011

Accelerating Africa's access to rotavirus vaccine

Sudan's introduction of rotavirus vaccine earlier this year signalled the start of a wave of African countries ready to counter the world's leading cause of diarrhoeal deaths with GAVI support. In September, the Alliance approved funding for 12 more African countries to introduce the rotavirus vaccine.

19 September 2011

Seth Berkley video blog from the UN Summit on non-communicable diseases (NCD)

Listen to GAVI CEO, Seth Berkley, comment on the roll out of this week's pneumococcal vaccine in Burundi, and an article in the New York Times (19 September 2011) commenting on WHO's cost effective recommendations on combating NCDs.

16 September 2011


Burundi’s children set to receive pneumococcal vaccine

The Republic of Burundi will next week accelerate its fight against pneumonia, the world's biggest killer of children under five, when it becomes the tenth African country to introduce new pneumococcal vaccines.

19 May 2009

Developing countries increasingly help finance purchase of life-saving vaccines

Twenty seven countries contribute to vaccine costs through the GAVI Alliance; up from just six in 2007.

26 August 2008

GAVI Alliance welcomes Burundi’s commitment to immunisation

Burundi is one of the poorest countries in the world. But, in spite of years of civil unrest and poor infrastructure, its commitment to immunisation has been consistently high. Burundi’s DTP3 immunisation coverage increased from 54 per cent in 2001 to 93 per cent in 2006, according to World Health Organization (WHO) figures.

15 November 2006

EU Commission scales up fight against childhood disease

The GAVI Alliance is announcing today that the European Commission is committing €10 million in new financing to accelerate access to new and underused vaccines in three low-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda.

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