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03 December 2012
100 millionth person receives lifesaving meningitis vaccine
A revolutionary meningitis vaccine will reach the 100 millionth person this week in a region of Africa that has been plagued by deadly epidemics for more than a century. The milestone will take place in northern Nigeria, part of Africa’s “meningitis belt’, where the country is conducting its second seasonal immunisation campaign against the disease.
28 November 2012
30 – Civil society: bridging communities and health systems to reach the unreached
Partners Forum 2012 - Session summary
04 October 2012
GAVI partners help protect 50 million young people from seasonal meningitis in Africa
Efforts to eliminate meningitis in 26 at-risk countries will take a major step forward over the next three months as 50 million people receive crucial vaccinations in seven African countries.
25 May 2012
Rwanda introduces new vaccine against a leading childhood killer
Rotavirus vaccines will protect children from severe and deadly diarrhoea.
21 February 2012
Q and A on Nigeria’s introduction of MenAfriVac
Interview with Muhammad Sani Adamu, Head of Accelerated Disease Control in Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency, who played a key role in rolling out the new vaccine against meningitis A, MenAfriVac, to Nigeria’s northern states.
26 January 2012
Chad’s campaign against meningitis A
One of the first countries to introduce the new meningitis A vaccine (MenAfriVac), Chad ran an immunisation campaign with GAVI support in December 2011 to help eliminate the region’s devastating epidemics.
19 January 2012
GAVI works with Cameroon and Niger to recover misused funds
Following separate investigations into the misuse of GAVI funding in Cameroon and Niger, both Ministries of Health have cooperated fully and confirmed their commitment to take all necessary measures, including the reimbursement of misused funds. [French]
10 November 2011
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.
27 September 2011
Vaccines against major childhood diseases to reach 37 more countries
The GAVI Alliance today announced it will provide funding for 16 more developing countries to introduce rotavirus vaccines and 18 more countries to introduce pneumococcal vaccines.
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.
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