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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.
19 November 2013
GAVI Alliance: Supporting Cambodia's immunisation programme
In this three-minute film, GAVI Alliance partners in Cambodia including the Health Minister, health workers and representatives from UNICEF and the World Health Organization explain how GAVI's support is boosting routine immunisation coverage and campaigns against diseases like measles and rubella. First shown at the GAVI Alliance Board meeting in Phnom Penh in November 2013.
30 October 2013
Professor Hans Rosling: Immunisation trends and child survival
Professor Hans Rosling delivers a presentation highlighting trends in immunisation, vaccine development and child survival, during the GAVI Alliance Mid-Term Review meeting, 30 October 2013.
30 September 2013
Seth Berkley talks about life-saving vaccines at the Global Citizens Festival
GAVI CEO Seth Berkley joins Jeffrey Sachs of The Earth Institute and actress Olivia Wilde at the 2013 Global Citizens Festival in Central Park, New York to support Sachs' campaign to train and deploy one million community health workers across sub-Saharan Africa “who will help deliver vaccines to keep people healthy”. Over 60,000 attended the concert organised by Global Poverty Project (www.globalpovertyproject.com).
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)
20 August 2013
The Gambia adds rotavirus to children's immunisation cards
The Gambia has become the 15th country to introduce rotavirus vaccine into its routine immunisation schedule with GAVI funding support, part of a global acceleration in the introduction of life-saving vaccines. These images show the first children to be immunised against the most common cause of severe diarrhoea at a special launch ceremony at Kanifing municipal council in western Gambia.
29 May 2013
Women Deliver 2013 - Investing in vaccines for girls
Two of Africa’s strongest advocates for women’s health join forces at the Women Deliver conference to highlight investments being made in two life-saving vaccines that will protect young girls in developing countries from cervical cancer and Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS)
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.
GAVI broadcast quality video:
The latest GAVI B-roll is available for interested broadcasters to review at: www.gavivideo.org
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