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23 September 2013

UNF Sri Lanka vaccination - father with child

Vaccine Innovation and the Global Press: Seth Berkley at the UN Foundation

GAVI CEO delivers post-MDG vision for role of vaccines in global health.

07 August 2013

Sabin Institute

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).

05 October 2012

Tanzania rotavirus rollout Sister Moshi

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06 September 2012

SEARO Regional Committee Meeting

Helen Evans, Deputy CEO of the GAVI Alliance addresses the 65th session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

15 January 2009

Bangladesh introduces new vaccine to prevent severe forms of child pneumonia and meningitis

Today, Bangladesh introduces a new combination vaccine that will protect its children against five killer diseases in one injection, including, for the first time, the deadly bacterium Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) that causes some severe forms of pneumonia and meningitis.

01 July 2007

Popular appeal in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has one of the highest immunisation rates in South Asia because the people have welcomed and supported the government's vaccination programmes which the GAVI Alliance has funded.

28 June 2007

Hib vaccine - critical in Asia's effort to reduce child deaths

A new study from Bangladesh published online today in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal shows that routinely vaccinating infants against H. influenzae type b (Hib), a bacterium that causes deadly Hib pneumonia and meningitis, could save hundreds of thousands of children in Asia. Results showed that routine immunization of infants with a Hib conjugate vaccine prevented over one-third of life-threatening pneumonia cases and approximately 90% of Hib meningitis cases. A similar impact would be expected in other parts of the region.

21 February 2006

International Finance Facility for Immunization (IFFIm) takes next steps toward saving millions of lives

The International Finance Facility for Immunization (IFFIm), the new multinational fund that will leverage long-term commitments from rich governments to raise urgently needed financing for health programmes in poor countries, is close to implementation, the GAVI Alliance announced today.

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