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Pneumococcal vaccines are new, complex vaccines that would normally reach low-income countries 10-15 years after their introduction in industrialised countries.
Thanks to the pneumococcal Advance Market Commitment, children in over 25 GAVI-eligible countries are being immunised against the main cause of pneumonia today.
The 2013 Pneumococcal AMC Annual Report gives an overview of the activities linked to the implementation of the pilot Advance Market Commitment from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013. During this period a third tender was issued in response to the high level of country demand and eight countries introduced pneumococcal vaccines procured through the AMC, taking the total to 24 introductions by March 2013.
The report has been developed by the AMC Secretariat at GAVI, in collaboration with UNICEF Supply Division and the World Bank, and was approved by the Independent Assessment Committee on 25 April 2013.
View previous Annual Reports: 2012 | 2011 | 2010
If you represent a vaccine manufacturer and are interested in participating in the pneumococcal AMC, this section explains how to make your offer.
Suppliers must sign a registration agreement relating to the AMC terms and conditions.
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Innovative mechanism makes vaccines available for children in developing countries at the right price, in the right quantity and at the right time.
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The pneumo AMC does not have a separate application procedure. Countries should apply for GAVI pneumococcal vaccine support in the usual way.
On 26 April 2012, Ghana became the first African country to introduce pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines at the same time, simultaneously tackling the leading causes of the world’s two biggest childhood killers – pneumonia and diarrhoea.
This film, produced for the GAVI Alliance, documents the preparations, the launch ceremony and the aftermath.
© GAVI Alliance 2014
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