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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).

02 August 2013

Matching Fund

The GAVI Matching Fund is a major private sector programme designed to raise US$ 260 million for immunisation by the end of 2015. Learn how the Matching Fund doubles private donation impact.

11 July 2013

Lions Club International and GAVI announce Matching Fund partnership

Watch Lions Clubs International Foundation Chair Wing-Kun Tam and GAVI's Managing Director for Innovative Finance David Ferreira announce their organisations' new partnership to protect tens of millions of children against measles . The announcement was made at the Lions Clubs' annual convention in Hamburg, Germany.

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

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.

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.

30 November 2012

Myanmar children to benefit from pentavalent vaccine and measles second dose

To celebrate the launch of the GAVI supported pentavalent vaccine and measles second dose in Myanmar GAVI Alliance Chairman Dagfinn Høybråten and Deputy CEO Helen Evans hosted a five-day visit to the country by six politicians from Australia and New Zealand, as well as officials from WHO, UNICEF. After decades of social and political isolation half a million children in the country will now receive protection from a range of deadly diseases including measles, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B and Hib.

09 October 2012

Pakistan pneumococcal vaccine introduction

EPI officials, GAVI's Deputy CEO Helen Evans and Mir Hazar Khan Bijaroni, Minister of the Inter Provincial Committee, talk about the impact of Pakistan's rollout of the pneumococcal vaccine and the difficulties of ensuring all children are protected from pneumonia.

01 October 2012

AMC to Eliminate Pneumococcal Disease - CGI 2007 Commitment Progress

David Ferreira, GAVI’s Managing Director for Innovative Finance, describes how GAVI has raised more than double the amount of money it promised to secure from the private sector under a 2007 Clinton Global Initiative commitment.

28 September 2012

Seth Berkley and Hugh Evans GAVI and Global Poverty Project talk vaccines at Global Citizen Festival

Global Poverty Project CEO Hugh Evans and GAVI’s Seth Berkley talk about the power of vaccines ahead of the The Global Citizen Festival, an historic webcast and broadcast concert in Central Park, New York.

09 July 2012

Decade of Vaccines collaboration reception at World Health Assembly 2012

On the eve of the World Health Assembly’s endorsement of the Global Vaccine Action Plan, officials from developing country health ministries, civil society organisations and multilateral agencies attended a Decade of Vaccines Collaboration reception in Geneva to welcome the Plan.

15 June 2012

Innovative Partnerships for Global Health

GAVI Matching Fund partner representatives Dr. Brian Brink, Chief Medical Officer for Anglo American, and Diane Whitty, co-head of J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank's Philanthropy Centre, highlight a panel moderated by David Ferreira, GAVI Managing Director for Innovative Finance. The panelists describe the benefits corporations can receive from their involvement in global health, and the strong and innovative work GAVI is doing with public-private partnerships.

14 June 2012

Rosalynn Carter - Support Child Survival Call to Action

In June 2012, political and global health leaders gather in Washington DC for the landmark event, Child Survival: Call to Action. Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a pioneer in vaccination US efforts, is speaking out to urge the public and political leaders to support this global health effort, enabling every child around the world to have a fifth birthday.

13 June 2012

Doing the Double - Ghana introduces two new vaccines at once

On 26 April 2012, Ghana became the first African country to introduce pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines at the same time, simultaneously tackling the leading causes of the world’s two biggest childhood killers – pneumonia and diarrhoea. This film, produced for the GAVI Alliance, documents the preparations, the launch ceremony and the aftermath.

12 June 2012

2011: A milestone year for GAVI - Seth Berkley

Seth Berkley, MD, Chief Executive Officer of the GAVI Alliance, delivers his message from the 2011 Annual Progress Report

12 June 2012

Immunisation: a matter of justice - Dagfinn Høybråten

Dagfinn Høybråten, Chair of the GAVI Alliance Board, delivers his message from the 2011 Annual Progress Report

08 June 2012

How IFFIm funds vaccines

Discover how IFFIm uses the bond markets to fund immunisation faster. [Japanese]

22 May 2012

Dr Seth Berkley's keynote speech at the John Ring LaMontagne Memorial Lecture

GAVI CEO Dr Seth Berkley describes the challenges and successes of bringing lifesaving vaccines to people in the poorest countries during the 2012 John Ring LaMontagne Memorial Lecture sponsored by NIAID.

26 April 2012

Ghana launches two vaccines at once

On 26 April 2012, Ghana launched two new vaccines, which will protect children against the primary cause of pneumonia and severe diarrhoea -- the two biggest killers of under-fives across the world.

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