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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.

26 April 2012

The human tragedy and the hope behind Ghana’s historic decision

A visit to the wards of Princess Marie Louise Children’s hospital in Accra quickly answers the question why Ghana’s health ministry took the extraordinary decision to introduce pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines simultaneously.

14 March 2012

Model immunisation system sets standard for Mozambique

As Mozambique makes preparations to introduce pneumococcal vaccine with GAVI support, the Manhica district’s immunisation system is setting an example that the Ministry of Health wants the nation’s other 127 districts to follow.

12 March 2012

Seth Berkley in Mozambique March 2012

Follow daily updates on GAVI CEO’s official visit to Africa, 12-14 March 2012

26 January 2012

GAVI’s Matching Fund announcement at WEF

Supporters of GAVI’s Matching Fund met at the 2012 World Economic Forum to announce gifts of US$ 4.5m from  two new partners: Comic Relief and The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF).

26 January 2012

Chad’s campaign against meningitis A

One of the first countries to introduce the new meningitis A vaccine (MenAfriVac), Chad ran an immunisation campaign with GAVI support in December 2011 to help eliminate the region’s devastating epidemics.

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