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    15 April 2014

    Ban Ki-moon for GAVI in Bangladesh

    The GAVI Alliance lauded as a example of truly global partnership

    UN Secretary-General highlights the Alliance at high-level meeting on effective development cooperation.

    10 April 2014

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    Anuradha Gupta appointed Deputy CEO of the GAVI Alliance

    Global health leader played a key role in India’s polio eradication success.

    28 March 2014


    Cameroon to protect its children against leading cause of severe diarrhoea

    Life-saving rotavirus vaccines to be offered as part of country’s routine immunisation programme.

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    16 December 2013

    Burundi launches a new vaccine against rotavirus diarrhoea

    Burundi became on December 16, 2013 the 19th GAVI eligible country to introduce in its routine immunisation programme antirotavirus vaccine. Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe and often fatal diarrhoea among under five children. In Burundi, diarrhoea causes approximately 15 percent of deaths in children less than five years of age. By 2015, GAVI with the support of its donors and partners plan to support the introduction of this vaccine in more than 30 countries.

    11 December 2013

    Animation: Why Invest in Vaccines

    Vaccines do far more than protect health; they also protect people’s incomes and savings, and promote economic growth. Find out how.

    27 November 2013

    GAVI supported rotavirus vaccines introduced in Zambia

    Following a successful pilot program delivering rotavirus vaccines as part of an integrated approach to diarrhoea prevention and control, in November 2013, Zambia rolled out GAVI-supported rotavirus vaccines nationwide. Rotavirus, the most common cause of severe and fatal diarrhoea in young children worldwide, takes the lives of over 3,600 Zambian children under five each year and accounts for approximately 40 percent of all under-five diarrhoeal deaths and hospitalisations. Zambia is the 18th GAVI-eligible country to introduce rotavirus vaccines in its national immunisation program. (credit VITAC-PATH)

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