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15 August 2018


New initiative to bring vaccination to over 8 million people across Africa

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance teams up with The Audacious Project to scale up immunisation across Africa through digitally-empowered community health programs.

26 July 2018

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Children in fragile states missing out on lifesaving vaccines

New vaccination figures show millions more children being immunised in world’s poorest countries.

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.

08 June 2018

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Red Nose Day 2018 raises record-breaking US$ 42 million

2018 was another record-breaking year of fun and fundraising for Red Nose Day USA. The money raised will support grantee partners to keep children and young people safe, healthy, educated and empowered.

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).

07 May 2018

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New management training for immunisation leaders kicks-off in Kigali

24 managers from five Gavi-supported countries will attend the first round of the nine-month programme.

20 July 2017

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Vaccine progress in developing countries 'in danger of stalling'

New figures show an increase in measles, pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccine coverage in developing countries, but basic vaccine coverage remains unchanged at 80%.

23 May 2017

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The Best Intervention: Gavi CEO Seth Berkley's Q&A, Part I

Ahead of Seth Berkley’s speech to the 2017 graduating class at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC on 23 June, Global Health published a two-part Q&A with the Gavi CEO. In this first article, Seth describes Gavi’s latest priorities, highlights the increased risk of epidemics starting in densely populated urban slums and emphasises the need to reach every child with all WHO-recommended vaccines.

12 May 2017


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).

02 November 2016


New Lancet figures show vaccine could save 600,000 women's lives from cervical cancer

Study warns that without urgent action cases could rise by 25% by 2030.

18 October 2016

HPV vaccinations in Liberia 2016

Not every girl goes to school everyday in Liberia, West Africa. So if you want to improve coverage of the HPV vaccination in ten year old girls, sometimes you have to take it to the streets.

11 October 2016

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Preventing cervical cancer: out-of-school lessons learnt

To date, immunisation against human papillomavirus (HPV), which helps prevent cervical cancer, has largely been conducted through school-based campaigns. But what about those who do not go to school? How do we reach communities where there is low school attendance? A new, more community- orientated approach being tested in Bong County, Liberia, may provide the answer to these questions.

19 September 2016


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 August 2016

Ebola: Redemption Hospital, Monrovia

Ebola contact tracer: life on the frontline

Emmanuel Lasanah, outpatient supervisor at Monrovia’s Redemption Hospital, became one of the lead contact tracers during the recent Ebola outbreak, tracking down more than 900 potentially infected people. Given his high-risk status, he was also the first person in Liberia to receive the new vaccine against Ebola.

08 August 2016

Liberia, two years on: the Ebola epidemic

Liberians remember the impact of the Ebola epidemic.

08 August 2016

Liberia, two years on: the Ebola vaccine and contact tracing

Emmanuel Lasanah, supervisor of the outpatient department at Redemption Hospital and the first person vaccinated against Ebola in Liberia, gives a first-person account of being a contact tracer during the epidemic.

08 August 2016

Liberia, two years on: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf discusses the Ebola outbreak

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf describes Ebola’s impact on Liberia, and the steps taken to rebuild the country's health system.

28 April 2016

Rebirth of Liberia's health system: a dual celebration

What better way for Liberia to celebrate African Vaccination Week 2016 than with a dual celebration: the introduction of rotavirus vaccine into the national immunisation system and the launch of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine demonstration project.

22 March 2016

A brighter future in Sierra Leone thanks to the power of vaccines

While West Africa is still struggling with new cases of Ebola, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone must also rebuild their health systems to reach children with life-saving vaccines and prevent outbreaks of other dangerous diseases.

11 February 2016

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Japan commits US$ 18.5 million to support immunisation in Ebola-affected region

Pledge from G7 President will help revitalise immunisation services and strengthen health systems.

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.

31 July 2015

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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.

07 July 2015

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Gavi to support rebuilding of immunisation programmes in Ebola-affected countries

Worryingly low immunisation rates risk further deaths as Ebola recedes.

02 October 2014

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Taking action at the 69th UNGA

Global health events throughout General Assembly week featured Gavi leadership and highlighted the impact of immunisation.

27 September 2014

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Child immunisation featured at New York concert

Gavi takes centre stage during live TV broadcast of Global Citizen Festival that brings together world leaders, celebrities and everyday people.

26 September 2014

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Liberia champions childhood vaccines and Gavi at UN General Assembly

African leaders express support to the Vaccine Alliance with goal of reaching every child.

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.

04 February 2014

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

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

10 January 2014

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Liberia begins protecting its children against pneumococcal disease

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf joins celebrations in Monrovia.

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).

24 September 2012

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Seth Berkley addresses UN High Level Panel on post-2015 development agenda

GAVI CEO Seth Berkley talk’s health with the High-level Panel of Eminent Persons tasked with preparing a global development agenda beyond 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals.

20 June 2012

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The Great, the Good, the Glamorous and Ghana

The Great, the Good and the Glamorous are gathering in Washington DC this week to talk about some really big issues affecting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable children and adults.

08 March 2012

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Liberia calls for HPV vaccines against top cause of cancer deaths among women

Women in poor countries are at risk of many deadly diseases – such as HIV, malaria and TB - in part because there are no vaccines available yet to protect them. But there is a vaccine that can prevent the most deadly form of cancer.

07 October 2011

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GAVI congratulates Nobel Peace Prize winner

The GAVI Alliance congratulates Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

17 July 2011

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Milestone in preventing child deaths from diarrhoea in Africa

GAVI Alliance supports African introduction of rotavirus vaccines against the leading cause of severe infant diarrhoea.

13 June 2011

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia - Part 1 of 2

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf delivers her speech during the GAVI Alliance Pledging Conference for Immunisation in London.

13 June 2011

GAVI pledging conference for immunisation

See the latest images from the London pledging conference for immunisation where GAVI Alliance donors are meeting to make firm commitments to funding life-saving vaccines for developing countries.

13 June 2011

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Donors commit vaccine funding to achieve historic milestone

GAVI Alliance poised to immunise more than 250 million children in developing countries by 2015 thanks to increased support from major public and private donors. [Spanish] [German]

12 June 2011

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GAVI's Pledging Conference gets off to a flying start

A number of public and private donors came forward with contributions to GAVI’s life saving mission this evening, ahead of tomorrow’s first GAVI Alliance pledging conference for immunisation.

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.

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.

08 September 2008

Two million people successfully vaccinated in Abidjan following a yellow fever outbreak

Yellow Fever epidemic contained after combined efforts from the Yellow Fever Partnership to vaccinate over 2.2 million people in the Ivorian capital.

16 May 2007

Global health partners mobilize to counter yellow fever

$58 million GAVI contribution to prevent highly contagious disease in 12 West African nations.

13 December 2006

The fight against yellow fever - a global mobilisation for Sub-Saharan Africa

AMP and partners convene first seminar-workshop in Bamako, Mali, to organise fight against yellow fever in Central and Western Africa.

04 October 2005

Immunization maintains strong performance made in last quarter century

Immunization at the global level has progressed very well during the past 25 years, but further increases in coverage would save the lives of millions more who do not yet benefit from this protection, said a group of immunization partners at the World Vaccine Congress in Lyon, France.

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