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09 May 2019

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Inactivated polio vaccine now introduced worldwide

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

03 April 2019

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Cholera vaccination campaign begins in Mozambique

Following Cyclone Idai devastation, nearly 900,000 people will receive the vaccine from the Gavi-funded stockpile.

27 March 2019

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Leadership training for supply chain managers expands to five African countries

Over 22 private sector partners will support the innovative training and mentorship programme.

11 October 2018

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Democratic Republic of Congo launches major vaccination drive

Mashako Plan aims to boost vaccine coverage by 15 percentage points, protecting 220,000 additional children.

25 July 2018

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Ebola vaccine praised as Congo outbreak declared over

DRC government officially declares end of outbreak following the vaccination of over 3,000 people.

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 May 2018

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Ebola vaccine to help tackle DRC outbreak

Vaccination begins in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

19 May 2018

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DR Congo Ebola outbreak response: Q&A with Gavi CEO Dr Seth Berkley

Gavi CEO Dr Seth Berkley answers questions about the planned deployment of Merck’s rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine to counter the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the north west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

09 May 2018

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IFPW and Gavi expand leadership training for a stronger supply chain

The partnership draws on private sector support to implement an innovative training and mentorship programme for supply chain managers in Gavi-supported countries.

21 December 2017

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2017: responding to global challenges

Letter from Gavi's CEO, Dr Seth Berkley.

26 October 2017

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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.

12 May 2017

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Gavi stands ready to support the DR Congo in its fight against Ebola

Gavi statement of support follows official confirmation of Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

10 November 2016

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Measles jab saves over 20 million young lives in 15 years, but hundreds of children still die of the disease every day

Measles outbreaks in numerous countries – caused by gaps in routine immunisation and in mass vaccination campaigns – continue to be a serious challenge.

19 September 2016

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On the frontline: Gavi's support to fragile states

With more than half of Gavi-supported countries officially listed as fragile states, Gavi is increasingly working on several fronts to ensure vaccines still reach people living on the frontlines of humanitarian crises.

17 March 2016

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Immunisation as the gateway to health: why women hold the key in Pakistan

Gavi’s Deputy CEO Anuradha Gupta reflects on gender-related barriers to immunisation in Pakistan

22 February 2016

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Meningitis A nearly eliminated in Africa through vaccination

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

31 January 2016

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First Ladies call on African Union to reach every child

Organization of African First Ladies ask African countries to finish unfinished business

12 November 2015

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Measles vaccination has saved an estimated 17.1 million lives since 2000

New data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Measles & Rubella Initiative, estimates that 17.1 million lives have been saved since 2000, largely due to increased vaccination coverage against this highly contagious viral disease.

17 July 2015

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New coverage figures show more children than ever being reached with immunisation in poorest countries

Coverage trends heading in right direction but major differences remain between countries.

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.

28 April 2015

Keeping DR Congo polio-free

These images show the efforts behind DR Congo’s introduction of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into their routine immunisation schedule – one of over 70 Gavi-eligible countries expected to introduce IPV by the end of 2015 in an unprecedented global effort to meet the goals of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan.

24 April 2015

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Next five years vital for childhood immunisation - Gavi CEO

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

30 July 2014

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5-in-1 vaccine now in all 73 poorest countries

Introductions target successfully achieved – work still to be done on increasing coverage.

05 November 2013

Dagfinn Høybråten - Tanzania

A promise is a promise

We teach our children about the importance of keeping promises, but the best way to communicate this is by keeping our promises to them.

30 October 2013

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How we are doing so far?

GAVI partners give a personal take on the Mid-Term Review, immunisation and the Alliance’s performance against its strategic goals

29 October 2013

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Why political commitment to immunisation matters

Lord Boateng of the UK Parliament helped kick-off the Mid-Term Review meeting by hosting a panel discussion exploring the importance of parliamentary commitment to immunisation– among MPs in donor and implementing countries

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.

24 September 2013

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Measles campaign launched in the DR Congo

DR Congo: 6.8 million children immunised against measles in the Equateur and Orientale provinces.

07 August 2013

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At Dakar conference, countries showcase increased efforts to fund their own immunisation programs

Sabin Vaccine Institute convenes government officials to discuss progress on sustainable immunization financing programs (News release: Sabin Vaccine Institute).

22 April 2013

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GAVI profiled in aid transparency report

The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) publishes its first annual report in which they detail the growing commitment among development partners to providing timely, comprehensive and comparable information about the aid they provide.

10 January 2013

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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.

21 December 2012

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GAVI CEO Dr Seth Berkley visited the Democratic Republic of Congo to gain a better understanding of what drives immunisation coverage increases in a large fragile country, and to advise on the scaling-up of pneumococcal vaccines.

14 December 2012

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Seth Berkley visits DR Congo to view progress on immunisation

The twofold objective of Dr Berkley’s visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo was to gain a better understanding of what drives increases in immunisation coverage in a large fragile country and to advise on the scaling-up of pneumococcal vaccines. Meetings with various partners, including government ministers, UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and DR Congo’s vibrant civil society allowed vigorous discussion of how best to provide financial sustainability for immunisation.

12 November 2012

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Vaccines to prevent pneumonia deaths reaching poor countries in record time

A vaccine against the leading cause of pneumonia is protecting millions more children in developing countries, according to figures compiled to mark the fourth World Pneumonia Day.

14 June 2012

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Hillary Clinton, birthplace should not affect survival of a child

Addressing a gathering of global leaders on child and maternal health, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton describes the child mortality gap between rich and poor countries as "shocking".

14 June 2012

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Child Survival Call to Action, conference goal

High-level conference on child survival kicks-off with a goal of ending all preventable child deaths around the world in a generation.

12 June 2012

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GAVI commends LDS Church for US$ 1.5 million gift

Donation to be doubled under GAVI Matching Fund as immunisation becomes major Church initiative.

24 April 2012

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USAID’s Shah calls for zero preventable deaths

Launching the “Every Child Deserves a Fifth Birthday” social media campaign in Washington,  the head of the United States Agency for International Development gives a sneak peek of his vision for a world with zero child deaths from preventable diseases.

10 November 2011

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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.
 

21 October 2011

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World Polio Day: Reflecting on a 2003 experience of polio in India

When the news came through in Andhra Pradesh that we had our first polio case for seven years, I was advising the state government on introducing hepatitis B and Japanese encephalitis vaccines.

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.
 

18 May 2011

GAVI intervention under the GIVS agenda item

Managing Director, Programme Delivery, GAVI Alliance, Mercy Ahun, delivers a speech during the World Health Assembly, highlighting GAVI's contribution to the WHO's 'Global Immunization Vision and Strategy'.

05 April 2011

Honduras tackles leading killer of children

Pneumococcal vaccines introduced in seventh GAVI-eligible country.

04 April 2011

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DR Congo introduces new vaccine against one of its leading causes of child death

In an effort to drastically improve the chances of children reaching their fifth birthday, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today stepped up its immunization programme by including vaccines to combat pneumonia.

04 April 2011

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GAVI support kicks-off a healthy start into life for Congolese children

On 4 April the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) joined the set of six countries that use the new vaccine against pneumococcus to protect their children.

16 February 2011

GAVI's vaccine programmes a breakthrough in child health

In this exclusive commentary piece for GAVI, Canadian MP and physician Dr. Keith Martin underlines the public health value of vaccines in tackling pneumonia in developing countries.

14 February 2011

Kenya celebrates pneumococcal vaccine rollout

Browse this gallery to see pictures of Kenya's celebration of the introduction of pneumococcal vaccine into its national immunisation programme, as well as what the life-saving vaccine will mean for mothers living in the Kibera shanty town in Nairobi.

06 October 2010

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First pledging conference set for June 2011

GAVI Alliance donors and partners agreed to convene a first pledging conference in June 2011 to ensure that the global health partnership has the necessary funding to introduce new vaccines against the two biggest killers of children, pneumonia and diarrhoea.

05 October 2010

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Immunisation's vital role in UN health strategy

Immunisation and the work of the GAVI Alliance is vital to the UN's global strategy to improve the health of hundreds of millions of women and children by expanding access to basic healthcare, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at the launch of the GAVI Alliance's first replenishment process in New York.

16 June 2010

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GAVI urges donors to tackle biggest child killers

Marking the Day of the African Child, the GAVI Alliance is launching its 10th anniversary Progress Report that lays out the achievements of developing countries in saving children's lives through immunisation.

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