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16 November 2011

The toll of cervical cancer

Approximately 275,000 women die every year from cervical cancer with 88% occurring in developing countries, but HPV vaccines offer protection against 70% of all cervical cancer cases.

16 November 2011

Laos' efforts to stop rubella and measles for good

In November 2011, Laos is introducing rubella vaccine for the first time. During a two-phase campaign, Laos plans to immunise more than three million young people with the combined vaccine for measles and rubella ("MR" vaccine), offering protection against two preventable diseases.

15 November 2011

Immunisation in Bangladesh

Developing countries around the world have much to learn from Bangladesh’s successful immunisation programme. Click through these images of “Vaccination Day” in a village near Dhaka to see why.

15 November 2011

Civil society in Bangladesh

When GAVI’s Civil Society Steering Committee gathered in Bangladesh (11-13 November), they were eager to learn more about the country’s immunisation success story. Local CSO BRAC obliged with a field visit to Torgaom village near Dhaka.

12 November 2011

Pneumococcal vaccines introduced in Malawi

On 12 November 2011, World Pnuemonia Day, Malawi became the 16th GAVI-eligible country to introduce the pneumococcal vaccine, protecting children in the country against the leading cause of pneumonia.

03 November 2011

Bill Gates' G20 Report: why GAVI is ahead of the game

Bill Gates' report to the G20 summit calls on global leaders to support exactly the kind of innovative approaches to financing development that have become the hallmark of the GAVI business model. Learn more.

27 September 2011

Accelerating Africa's access to rotavirus vaccine

Sudan's introduction of rotavirus vaccine earlier this year signalled the start of a wave of African countries ready to counter the world's leading cause of diarrhoeal deaths with GAVI support. In September, the Alliance approved funding for 12 more African countries to introduce the rotavirus vaccine.

21 September 2011

MDG Countdown: celebrating success and innovation

At a high-level event held today during the UN General Assembly, the US and UK governments recognised the GAVI Alliance as “an effective model” to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

13 June 2011

GAVI pledging conference for immunisation

See the latest images from the London pledging conference for immunisation where GAVI Alliance donors are meeting to make firm commitments to funding life-saving vaccines for developing countries.

16 May 2011

Pentavalent vaccine saves lives in Madagascar

Linked to increasing immunisation coverage with vaccines such as the pentavalent, Madagascar is one of just six countries in the world to reduce its child mortality rates by more than 60% between 1990 and 2009.

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