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24 April 2012

5th Birthday Campaign

USAID’s Shah calls for zero preventable deaths

Launching the “Every Child Deserves a Fifth Birthday” social media campaign in Washington,  the head of the United States Agency for International Development gives a sneak peek of his vision for a world with zero child deaths from preventable diseases.

23 April 2012

School children celebrate WIW

Haiti celebrates post-earthquake vaccine success story

Just two years after a catastrophic earthquake shattered its public health system, Haiti has marked the launch of World Immunization Week by launching a nationwide vaccination campaign.

23 April 2012

Amie Batson

Q and A with Amie Batson, USAID health leader

Interview with GAVI Board member and the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health at the US Agency for International Development.

20 April 2012

5th Birthday Campaign

USAID launches Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday campaign

Wanted: photos from your fifth birthday, or a photo of you or your kids at age five. Social media campaign will culminate in Child Survival: Call to Action meeting in June.

20 April 2012

Ghana vaccine heroes

Ghana's vaccine heroes make public health history

From health workers to paediatricians, 100s of Ghanians have played a frontline role in making their country the first in Africa to simultaneously introduce pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines. Six of Ghana’s vaccine heroes describe what it takes to rewrite public health history.

17 April 2012

Nigeria Vaccine Summit

IVAC identifies solutions to Nigeria childhood mortality crisis

A study released today by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has identified the most feasible and impactful solutions for Nigeria’s immunisation programme that could offer the best hope yet for scaling up vaccine access to the nation’s most rural areas and taking aim at the country’s precipitous number of child deaths.

16 April 2012

The Parliament

European Parliament Magazine highlights immunisation

20-page supplement on vaccines, immunisation and GAVI.

13 April 2012

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid partners with “la Caixa” to support GAVI programmes

Funds raised from fans, partners under GAVI Matching Fund will be doubled.


13 April 2012

HRH Vietnam

GAVI Board achieves goal on gender

With women representing 40 percent of the GAVI Board, GAVI sets the standard on gender policy in international organisations.

04 April 2012

Uganda-Health-Minister-Christine-Ondoa

International parliamentarians commit to immunisation

A panel of democratically-elected representatives from around the world has committed to advocating for vaccines and immunisation, recognising that the technology is cost-effective in reducing maternal and child mortality.

30 March 2012

Ghana official

Why Ghana applied to introduce two vaccines

Health official and EPI reveal why Ghana took the unprecedented decision to introduce pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines simultaneously.

30 March 2012

Comic relief

Comic Relief increases its grant to GAVI

Total of £5 million thanks to Sport Relief and Gates Foundation.

28 March 2012

Myanmar MSD

Myanmar measles campaign, dress rehearsal for measles 2nd dose and pentavalent rollouts

Nationwide catch-up campaign prepares ground for introduction of new life-saving vaccines in 2012.

21 March 2012

Ghana launch video

Ghana to introduce rotavirus, pneumococcal vaccines together

The Ghana Health Service is gearing up for an extraordinary joint introduction of pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines.

21 March 2012

June Pledging conference 1 Cameron

Obama, Cameron cite GAVI as a cost-effective investment

President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron reaffirmed their mutual commitment to improving the lives of the world’s poorest people through the U.S.-UK Partnership for Global Development.

21 March 2012

Seth Berkley Australia

Australia's crucial role in saving lives

GAVI CEO Dr Seth Berkley delivers an in-depth speech outlining the crucial role Australian funding will play in saving lives in the developing world.

19 March 2012

Sport Relief Run DC

Comic Relief goes the distance for immunisation

Comic Relief, the hugely popular UK charity, is gearing up for a marathon of events over the next week as part of its Sport Relief fundraising campaign, with a portion of the proceeds going toward child immunisation through the GAVI Alliance.

15 March 2012

Nazira Abdula

Mozambique Deputy Health Minister acknowledges GAVI support

High-level meeting rounds-off Dr. Seth Berkley’s successful visit to Maputo.

12 March 2012

Jansson Mozambique Seth Berkley

“Miracle of Vaccines” will help deliver on Africa development

Seth Berkley speech underlines broader consequences of vaccination for economic development.

02 March 2012

Ian Frazier

HPV vaccine inventor Ian Frazer sees his idea become reality

Not many scientists live to see vaccine development from basic science all the way through to clinical trials and country introductions, says Professor Ian Frazer, inventor of a vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), the infection that causes cervical cancer.

21 February 2012

Nigeria MenA

Q and A on Nigeria’s introduction of MenAfriVac

Interview with Muhammad Sani Adamu, Head of Accelerated Disease Control in Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency, who played a key role in rolling out the new vaccine against meningitis A, MenAfriVac, to Nigeria’s northern states.

20 February 2012

Voice of America

Vaccines: the moral imperative to act

Interview with GAVI Alliance Board Chairman Dagfinn Høybråten on Voice of America.

09 February 2012

Seth Berkley recognises India’s growing role in vaccine science

GAVI CEO visits Genome Valley, Indian pharmaceutical industry’s equivalent of Silicon Valley, to receive special award.

03 February 2012

Vaccine investment strategy

GAVI's role in preventing cancer

Information about how vaccines against hepatitis B and human papillomavirus (HPV) help to protect against liver and cervical cancers.

01 February 2012

ARK Zambia

Matching Fund partner ARK works to defeat rotavirus

ARK launches first comprehensive anti-diarrhoea programme in Zambia.

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