vaccinated through routine programmes
>1.4billion vaccinations
through vaccination campaigns
future deaths prevented

Progress seen in 2021 is a testament to the power of the vaccine alliance

Since Gavi was established in 2000, in its mission to save lives, reduce poverty and protect the world against the
threat of epidemics and pandemics has helped vaccinate more than 981 million children in 73 countries through the end of 2021 – preventing more than 16.2 million future deaths.

The progress seen in 2021 is a testament to the power of the Vaccine Alliance – from our core partners to the dedicated, passionate people in countries and communities upon whose hard work and expertise we rely every day to protect the next generation.

As we stand side by side with countries to battle COVID-19, the Alliance maintains a relentless focus on keeping immunisation programmes running, to ensure the pandemic leaves no one behind – especially the 12.5 million zero-dose children who did not receive a single shot of basic vaccines in 2021.

As the core of Gavi’s work, life-saving immunisation represents a beacon of hope in these uncertain times: the foundation for the healthy future every child deserves, and on which our interconnected world depends.

Highlighting key data, partnerships and milestones, the 2021 Annual Progress Report offers insights into our progress last year, while facing the challenges ahead – including the Vaccine Alliance’s role in the global COVID-19 response.

Past progress reports

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8 December 2022

Gavi Progress Report 2021

Welcome to Gavi’s 2021 Annual Progress Report, the first of the 2021–2025 strategic period.

30 September 2021

Gavi Progress Report 2020

Welcome to Gavi’s 2020 Annual Progress Report, the fifth in a series of five covering this strategic period.

3 September 2020

Gavi Progress Report 2019

Welcome to Gavi’s 2019 Annual Progress Report, the fourth in a series of five covering this strategic period.

17 November 2019

Gavi Progress Report 2018

In this edition of our Annual Progress Report, we look back at the third year of the 2016-2020 strategic period and provide a global context for the work of the Vaccine Alliance.

1 September 2013

Gavi Progress Report 2012

The annual progress report gives a comprehensive overview of the activities and performance of the GAVI Alliance, illustrating the work and achievements of this public-private partnership.

1 September 2012

Gavi Progress Report 2011

The annual progress report gives a comprehensive overview of the activities and performance of the GAVI Alliance, illustrating the work and achievements of this public-private partnership.

1 September 2011

Gavi Progress Report 2010

Marking the end of GAVI's first decade, the 2010 Progress Report shows how unprecedented demand, accelerated access to vaccines and strong country ownership have helped save over five million future deaths.

1 September 2010

Gavi Progress Report 2009

GAVI's 2009 Progress Report paints a picture of developing country commitment and ownership of GAVI programmes. By the end of the year, over 250 million additional children had been vaccinated through GAVI support.

1 September 2009

Gavi Progress Report 2008

By the end of 2008, 3.4 million future deaths have been averted through GAVI support for vaccines. In 2008, GAVI undergoes governance and administrative changes, becoming a Swiss international organisation.

1 September 2008

Gavi Progress Report 2007

2007 was a landmark year for GAVI: it was the initial year of GAVI's first strategic plan; the new health system strengthening programme starts; over 80% of countries eligible for support receive funding for NVS, INS and ISS.

1 September 2008

Gavi Progress Report 2007 Summary

2007 was a landmark year for GAVI: it was the initial year of GAVI's first strategic plan; the new health system strengthening programme starts; over 80% of countries eligible for support receive funding for NVS, INS and ISS.

1 September 2007

Gavi Progress Report 2006

This report for 2006 is the first of the new 10-year phase of operations which will take us to 2015 and beyond.

1 September 2006

Gavi Progress Report 2005

In the first five years of GAVI, 15 million more children were reached with basic vaccines, 99 million were reached with new vaccines and 1.2 billion auto-disable syringes were delivered.

1 September 2005

Gavi Progress Report 2004

After five years in operation, 71 countries out of 75 GAVI-eligible countries have received GAVI support, with one third of resources directed toward strengthening health systems in poorest countries.

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