2008

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12 December 2008

GAVI Alliance recommends improvements to make humanitarian aid more efficient

Poor data quality hampers effective aid to developing world.

02 December 2008

Financed by the GAVI Alliance, massive campaign is launched to prevent outbreak

Burkina Faso vaccinates 7.9 million against deadly yellow fever disease.

28 November 2008

Germany to further support for life-saving vaccines

To further protect millions of children in the developing world against life-threatening diseases, the Government of Germany has committed an additional four million Euros to the GAVI Alliance.
 

26 November 2008

GAVI Alliance to vaccinate an additional 6.6 million children against three killer diseases

Alliance commits US$ 134 million but warns of funding challenges to introduce new support against cervical cancer, typhoid, Japanese encephalitis and rubella.

30 October 2008

Robinson to lead efforts to strengthen global immunisation

Former President of Ireland and High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson will lead the GAVI Alliance’s new executive board, created to strengthen the organisation’s ability to meet global health challenges.

29 October 2008

New immunisation figures to be presented at GAVI Board meeting in Geneva

3.4 million deaths averted through GAVI-funded immunisation programmes.

25 September 2008

At General Assembly event, a call for equity and action on development goals

UNICEF website – On the opening day of the United Nations General Assembly session, UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman said there is a long way to go to reach the Millennium Development Goals by their 2015 target date.

24 September 2008

Significant progress in mother and child health and reduction of malaria and HIVAIDS deaths in poorest nations

MDGs still within reach but stronger focus on the most marginalized will be required.

08 September 2008

Two million people successfully vaccinated in Abidjan following a yellow fever outbreak

Yellow Fever epidemic contained after combined efforts from the Yellow Fever Partnership to vaccinate over 2.2 million people in the Ivorian capital.

04 September 2008

African health ministers to introduce new vaccine to prevent deadly meningitis epidemics

Health Ministers from countries of the African Meningitis Belt today committed themselves to introduce a highly promising candidate meningitis vaccine. The vaccine is designed to prevent periodic epidemics of the deadly disease in these countries.

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