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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.

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