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The Partners' Forum, one of the world’s largest immunisation meetings, will advance and deliver Results, Innovation, Sustainability and Equity (RISE) in immunisation and health systems through wide-ranging dynamic sessions led by distinguished researchers, political leaders, the private sector and country-level specialists coupled with ample networking opportunities. Outstanding work in immunisation will be recognised and honoured in an Awards Ceremony.

Welcoming ceremony

His Excellency Mr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania and Honourable Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi, Minister of Health and Social Welfare, United Republic of Tanzania, will officially welcome participants to the Partners’ Forum.

Plenary sessions

Featuring the world's most distinguished researchers, political leaders and country experts, the plenaries will address the following fundamental issues:

  • Emerging sources of innovation: the prospects of the role for low and middle income countries in research, development and production
  • Sustainable financing: cofinancing and sustainability
  • Every Woman Every Child
  • Innovating for developing countries: The role of vaccine manufacturers
  • Reaching the fifth child
  • Immunisation and Development

Graça Machel-Nelson Mandela Dialogue

The launch of the Graça Machel-Nelson Mandela Dialogue, featuring high-level speakers; The Graca Machel-Nelson Mandela Dialogue will be launched at the Partners' Forum to honour President Mandela's and Mrs. Machel's role in galvanising support and strengthening commitment to an ambitious child immunisation agenda. The Dialogue series will help rally new champions and honour global leaders that have exemplified outstanding dedication to universal access to vaccination.

Special sessions, Panels, Workshops and Group Consultations

Leading experts will participate in dynamic moderated and interactive panel debates and discussions on key and current topics on the immunisation agenda. Participants will also have an opportunity to deepen their knowledge on key issues in a series of workshops across a range of immunisation related areas.

Awards Dinner

The Awards Dinner will celebrate and honour countries, GAVI partners and individuals who have undertaken outstanding work in critical areas of immunisation. Country awards and special recognitions will be presented in 16 categories.

Field visits

Participants will also have the opportunity to join a site visit to a clinic or health centre. The overall theme of the visits will be 'equity' and the aim is to demonstrate the successes and challenges facing Tanzania in ensuring high immunisation coverage for its children. Visits to a malaria vaccine trial research centre will also be included. Capacity limited – please register early.


Global Vaccination Action Plan

The GVAP was endorsed in 2012 by Health Ministers from 194 countries at the 65th World Health Assembly. The GVAP is a roadmap to prevent millions of deaths by 2020 through more equitable access to existing vaccines for people in all communities.


Currently, four out of every five children receive at least a basic set of vaccinations during infancy that allow them to lead healthy, productive lives. However, this means 20 percent of children still do not benefit from basic immunisation.

Rising to the challenge

Forum 2012

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