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04 December 2013

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GAVI Alliance names global health leader as Director of US strategy

Accomplished Global Health Strategist Natasha Bilimoria to lead U.S. mobilisation, building strong support for life-saving vaccines for children in developing countries.

22 November 2013

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GAVI Alliance to support introduction of inactivated polio vaccine in world’s 73 poorest countries

Alliance Board selects additional vaccines to include in its portfolio.

12 November 2013

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Pneumonia still responsible for one fifth of child deaths

Pneumonia remains the single biggest killer of children under five globally, claiming the lives of more than one million girls and boys every year. But pneumonia deaths are preventable. As countries mark World Pneumonia Day on 12 November, the GAVI Alliance, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) are highlighting essential actions that can help end child deaths from this disease.

07 November 2013

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Millions of Ethiopian children to be protected each year against leading cause of severe diarrhoea

Ethiopia becomes the 17th country to introduce rotavirus vaccine with GAVI Alliance support.

30 October 2013

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GAVI Alliance partners reaching more children than ever before with accelerated access to vital vaccines

Mid-Term Review meeting highlights immunisation successes and challenges.

14 October 2013

MTR report

GAVI Alliance on track to immunise a quarter of a billion children by 2015 and prevent nearly 4 million deaths

The GAVI Alliance is on track to meet its ambitious targets of supporting developing countries to immunise an additional quarter of a billion children by 2015, and preventing nearly four million deaths in the process. [Arabic] | [Chinese] | [German] | [Italian] | [Japanese] | [Korean] | [Spanish]

10 October 2013

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India to scale-up pentavalent nationally

The GAVI Alliance welcomes the decision. The national scale-up of pentavalent vaccine in India could save a million lives.

02 October 2013

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Lao PDR first South East Asian nation to introduce pneumococcal and cervical cancer vaccines with GAVI support

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) becomes the first South East Asian nation to introduce pneumococcal vaccine and begin a demonstration project for HPV vaccine, simultaneously tackling two major killers of children and women respectively – pneumococcal disease and cervical cancer.

24 September 2013

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Measles campaign launched in the DR Congo

DR Congo: 6.8 million children immunised against measles in the Equateur and Orientale provinces.

21 August 2013

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Indonesia introduces five-in-one vaccine for children

Children across Indonesia are set to be protected from five major childhood diseases through the pentavalent vaccine thanks to an ambitious plan to reach children across the country’s 6,000 inhabited islands by the end of next year.

07 August 2013

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At Dakar conference, countries showcase increased efforts to fund their own immunisation programs

Sabin Vaccine Institute convenes government officials to discuss progress on sustainable immunization financing programs (News release: Sabin Vaccine Institute).

26 July 2013

GAVI aims to improve access to vaccines in Nigeria through supply chains project

The GAVI Alliance has approved US$ 21 million to help improve vaccine supply chains in Nigeria as part of a partnership aimed at scaling up routine immunisation. 

08 July 2013

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Lions Clubs International and GAVI Alliance partner to protect children from measles

The GAVI Alliance and Lions Clubs International announce a unique partnership designed to protect tens of millions of children in the world’s poorest countries against measles, a highly infectious disease that kills an estimated 430 people every day, mostly in developing countries.

02 July 2013

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Millions of children to be protected from deadly diseases through unique global Vaccine Bond issuance

Millions of children in the world’s poorest countries stand to benefit from a US$ 700 million bond issue, whose proceeds will help fund immunisation programmes by the GAVI Alliance.

04 June 2013

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Pascal Barollier, new GAVI Alliance Director of Media & Communications

The GAVI Alliance announces the appointment of Pascal Barollier, 48, a French national, as the new Director of Media & Communications.

29 May 2013

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Vaccines against cervical cancer and rubella to benefit health of women and girls

Two new vaccines that help protect against cervical cancer, measles and rubella spearhead the GAVI Alliance’s commitment to improving the health of girls and women.

14 May 2013

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Kenya first country to protect girls against cervical cancer with GAVI support

Kenya becomes the first country to protect girls against cervical cancer with GAVI-supported human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines.

08 May 2013

GAVI HPV Vaccine Infographic

27 April 2013

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Thousands of Haitian children to be protected against leading cause of severe diarrhoea

Haiti marks World Immunization Week with a ceremonial introduction of rotavirus vaccine into the country’s routine immunisation programme, with the support of the GAVI Alliance.

24 April 2013

Mogadishu

Children in Somalia to receive new vaccination against deadly diseases

The Somali authorities launch a new five-in-one-vaccine against several potentially fatal childhood diseases, which could save thousands of lives [Somali].

18 April 2013

Pentavalent infographic preview

Indian manufacturer cuts price of childhood vaccine by 30 percent

The cost of immunising millions of the world’s most vulnerable children against five deadly and debilitating diseases is set to fall, thanks to a major price reduction of one third for pentavalent vaccine. This new, more cost-effective price provides the opportunity for the GAVI Alliance to pay up to US$ 150 million less over the next four years compared with using lowest cost alternative suppliers.

25 March 2013

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GAVI partner 'la Caixa' Foundation heightens commitment to children's vaccination

The GAVI Alliance receives an additional €1 million from the “la Caixa” Foundation to purchase life-saving vaccines for children in Latin America.

12 March 2013

Rwanda MR launch

Over 700 million children in 49 countries to be protected against measles and rubella

Rwanda’s measles-rubella vaccination campaign is the beginning of an effort to vaccinate more than 700 million children under 15 years of age against two disabling and deadly diseases.

11 March 2013

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Islamic Development Bank partners with GAVI to save children's lives with vaccines

The GAVI Alliance and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help save children’s lives by accelerating the introduction of life-saving vaccines in IDB member countries.

07 March 2013

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Advance Market Commitments ‘promising solutions’ to global health challenges

An evaluation of the design of the pilot Advance Market Commitment (AMC) for pneumococcal vaccines published today shines a light on the groundbreaking funding mechanism which has already helped vaccinate 13 million children against the world’s biggest childhood killer.

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