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GAVI is committed to giving all children a good start in life by delivering life-saving vaccines to the poorest countries of the world.
Our promise for girls is to deliver vaccines which can directly benefit their health: human papillomavirus vaccines against cervical cancer and rubella vaccines against congenital rubella syndrome.
For girls in the developing world, a healthy childhood and adolescence is a key to a bright future. Everyday is International Women’s Day.
Professor Ian Frazer discusses his invention of the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer
Read Seth Berkely's full blog post
08 March 2012
GAVI recognised for work to accelerate introduction of HPV vaccines in developing countries
04 November 2013
Ghana to vaccinate girls against HPV with GAVI support
School girls in four districts to be immunised against leading cause of cervical cancer.
04 April 2011
GAVI support kicks-off a healthy start into life for Congolese children
On 4 April the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) joined the set of six countries that use the new vaccine against pneumococcus to protect their children.
DR Congo introduces new vaccine against one of its leading causes of child death
In an effort to drastically improve the chances of children reaching their fifth birthday, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today stepped up its immunization programme by including vaccines to combat pneumonia.
30 November 2010
GAVI Alliance Board elects Dagfinn Høybråten as new Chair
Former Norwegian Minister of Health and current member of parliament Dagfinn Høybråten was unanimously elected by the GAVI Alliance Board as its new Chair, GAVI announced on the first day of its board meeting taking place in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.
09 March 2009
Gender policy to support equal access to vaccination for girls and boys
The GAVI Alliance has started implementing a proactive gender policy into its work to ensure equal access to immunisation for boys and girls. GAVI’s Gender Policy commits the Alliance to use a gender perspective in the design, planning, and delivery of vaccinations and other health services.
18 July 2013
Draft GAVI Alliance Gender Policy for Public Consultation July-August 2013
The GAVI Alliance is currently reviewing its Gender policy which came into effect in 2008. The review so far is based on an external independent evaluation that took place in 2012, country, expert and stakeholder consultations and additional data. Presented here is the revised draft of the policy which is the subject of a public consultation. The feedback received during the public consultation will inform revisions to the draft policy before the its presented to the Programme and Policy Committee in October and to the GAVI Alliance Board in November 2013.
18 March 2013
GAVI Gender Policy Evaluation Management Action Plan
MANAGEMENT ACTION PLAN – EVALUATION OF THE GAVI ALLIANCE GENDER POLICY Date: 28 February 2013 1 Theme Recommendation Management Action Timeline/Responsibility Rationale, Design and Planning 1 Revision to gender policy: update rationale, strategic directions and commitments GAVI should commence a Gender Policy revision
GAVI Gender Policy Evaluation Report with Annexes
EVALUATION OF GAVI GENDER POLICY FINAL REPORT 14 December 2012 Submitted to: GAVI Alliance 2, Chemin des Mines 1211, Geneva 2 Switzerland Submitted by: ICF Macro, Inc. 11785 Beltsville Drive, Suite 300 Calverton, MD 20705 USAi TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents i Acronyms and Abbreviations iii Executive Summary iv Key
Laos' efforts to stop rubella and measles for goodIn 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.
The toll of cervical cancerApproximately 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
Rwandan First Lady,Mrs Jeannette Kagame
"GAVI’s decision to support HPV vaccines is a step forward to ensure generations of Rwandan women receive immunisation against cervical cancer."
WHO Assistant Director-General, Family, Women’s and Children’s Health,Dr Flavia Bustreo
"Protection afforded by the HPV vaccine will save many women from the suffering of cervical cancer."
Creator of the HPV vaccine,Ian Frazer
"Every cervical cancer is associated with a papillomavirus infection. If we can prevent the infection, the disease should disappear."
GAVI CEO,Dr Seth Berkley
"In the fight to reduce mortality among women of reproductive age we have a new weapon: HPV vaccines."
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