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13 December 2006

The fight against yellow fever - a global mobilisation for Sub-Saharan Africa

AMP and partners convene first seminar-workshop in Bamako, Mali, to organise fight against yellow fever in Central and Western Africa.

13 December 2006

Ireland boosts health contribution to save world’s poorest children

The GAVI Alliance announced today that the Government of Ireland is to make its largest ever financial contribution to support child immunisation and health systems strengthening in the world’s poorest nations.
 

29 November 2006

GAVI Alliance will finance rotavirus vaccines in world’s poorest countries

Investment reduces typical 10 to 15 year timeline for vaccines to reach developing countries.

29 November 2006

GAVI Alliance announces funding for new vaccines against two major killers of children in poorest nations

The GAVI Alliance announced today it will support the introduction of vaccines against two diseases that kill an estimated 1.5 million children every year in the world’s poorest regions, opening a new era in efforts to cut the time it takes to deliver safe and effective new vaccines to poor nations.
 

28 November 2006

Germany joins GAVI Alliance as 17th donor government

Global health experts meet in Berlin to address new development goals during GAVI Alliance and GAVI Fund Board meetings.

15 November 2006

EU Commission scales up fight against childhood disease

The GAVI Alliance is announcing today that the European Commission is committing €10 million in new financing to accelerate access to new and underused vaccines in three low-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda.

07 November 2006

International Finance Facility for Immunisation issues inaugural bonds

Efforts to immunise children received a large boost as the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm) issued its inaugural bonds today. Proceeds from the bonds will fund health and immunisation programmes through the GAVI Alliance (GAVI) in 70 of the world's poorest countries.

31 October 2006

The Netherlands renews and increases its commitment to the GAVI Alliance

The Minister for Development Cooperation of the Netherlands, Ms. Agnes van Ardenne, announced today that the Government of the Netherlands is significantly increasing its contribution to the GAVI Alliance. The GAVI Alliance was launched in 2000 to address inequities in access to immunisation and health in the world’s poorest countries. One of the first donor nations to join the Alliance, the Netherlands committed € 70 million to GAVI in its first 5 years. The Dutch government is now pledging nearly € 100 million over the next 4 years for global vaccination and programmes to strengthen health systems through GAVI.

12 October 2006

Cambodia achieves significant boost in immunisation

A new health survey from Cambodia reveals a dramatic increase in the number of children fully vaccinated each year. 

27 September 2006

Health ministers briefed on best health buys in disease control

WHO/PAHO release - Health ministers from the Americas at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Directing Council were briefed today on the Disease Control Priorities project, which outlines the best health investments to reduce the burden of disease in developing countries.




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