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20 March 2013
Rwanda measles-rubella vaccine campaign
Rwanda, through the supporters of GAVI Alliance, WHO, UNICEF and other members of the Measles-rubella Initiative, is rolling out a new dual measles-rubella vaccine aimed at immunising 5 millon children.
This is the story 37 year old Giovance,mother of five, and her decision to get all her children immunised with the MR vaccine.
31 January 2013
Vaccinating school girls against HPV in Rwanda
Rwanda was the first African country to introduce HPV vaccines, immunising school girls nationwide with donated vaccines. In 2014 GAVI will support this programme with a sustainable supply of paid for HPV vaccines. This short film follows the third round of HPV vaccination in October 2012.
18 December 2012
Hans Rosling on GAVI's targeted fight against poverty and disease
Professor Hans Rosling is a doctor and a professor of international health at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. At the GAVI Partners' Forum, he showed how GAVI’s mission to increase access to immunisation fits into a new way of looking at global poverty and population trends.
03 December 2012
DPR Korea introduces pentavalent vaccine
In July 2012, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) introduced pentavalent vaccine with support from the GAVI Alliance. Children in DPR Korea will benefit from protection against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease in addition to continuing protection from four other childhood killers as the country introduces the five-in-one pentavalent vaccine into its routine immunisation programme.
Pakistan tackles top child killer - Pneumonia
Pakistan was the first county in South Asia to launch a vaccine against one of the leading cause of pneumonia among children under five.
The introduction of pneumococcal vaccines is an important milestone in the fight to reduce the burden caused by pneumonia in Pakistan. The partnership between the Government of Pakistan and the GAVI Alliance – which includes UNICEF, WHO and civil society, among many other partners - to deliver this life-saving vaccine to Pakistan's children, as well as a renewed commitment to strengthening the current routine immunisation system, provides a solid foundation for a stronger, healthier nation.
29 April 2013
Launch ceremony for introduction of pentavalent vaccine - Mogadishu, Somalia
On 24 April 2013, Somalia’s Ministry of Health hosted a special ceremony in Mogadishu to mark the introduction of the five-in-one pentavalent vaccine into the national routine immunisation programme.
23 April 2013
Immunisation in Islamic countries
Marking World Immunisation Week, pictures from GAVI's exhibition at the UK Houses of Parliament show the value of immunisation, the need for life-saving vaccines, ways in which the medicines are delivered and the challenges of delivery in Yemen, Zanzibar-Tanzania, Pakistan and Sudan.
28 November 2012
Madagascar celebrates the introduction of pneumococcal vaccines
Madagascar marked the introduction of pneumococcal vaccines into its national immunisation programme with a high level ceremony in the coastal town of Vatomandry attended by the Prime Minister, donors, health workers and local communities.
12 October 2012
Brazzaville marks Congo's first pneumococcal vaccinations
Brazzaville, 11 October 2012 - The Republic of Congo has taken a big step today in improving child health by introducing the pneumococcal vaccine, which protects children against one of the leading causes of pneumonia.
20 August 2012
Rotavirus vaccines introduced in health centres in Yemen
During the month of Ramadan, health centres in Yemen are packed with families who have come to get their children vaccinated against rotavirus, the leading cause of death due to diarrhoea. On 1 August 2012, the government of Yemen introduced the rotavirus vaccines in its routine immunisation programme to prevent thousands of children’s deaths from severe diarrhoea.
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The latest GAVI B-roll is available for interested broadcasters to review at: www.gavivideo.org
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