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12 December 2010

Nicaragua pneumococcal launch Dec 2010

Pneumococcal vaccine introduced in Nicaragua

A new vaccine which prevents the most deadly forms of pneumonia - the world's number one killer of children - was introduced today in the routine immunisation programme of a developing country, paving the way to introductions in more than 40 developing countries.

01 December 2010

GAVI Alliance set to save four million lives by 2015

More than 240 million additional children will be immunised in the next five years saving four million lives, but only if the GAVI Alliance receives the funds required to accelerate the introduction of new and under-used vaccines in the developing world.

30 November 2010

Kigali Board - field visit Dagfinn

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.

26 November 2010

Pentavalent price-drop graph

Price of life-saving vaccine expected to drop significantly in 2011

A life-saving vaccine against five deadly diseases will now be less expensive for the world's poorest children, the GAVI Alliance announced today.

23 November 2010

GAVI offers countries new opportunity to apply for life-saving vaccines

The GAVI Alliance has issued a new call for applications from developing countries keen to protect more of their children from disease with new vaccines.

23 November 2010

IFFIm successfully prices its inaugural benchmark in Australian dollars

The International Finance Facility for Immunisation Company (IFFIm) today priced its inaugural Australian dollar benchmark. The AUD 400 million, five‐year bonds provide investors with a unique opportunity to help protect millions of children in the world's poorest countries against preventable diseases.

16 November 2010

la Caixa stimulates child vaccination with a new contribution of 3 million euros

HRH Princess Cristina, Director of the International Area of the "la Caixa" Foundation, and Mary Robinson, Chair of the GAVI Alliance Board, ex-President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, renewed this morning at Caixa Forum Madrid the commitment of "la Caixa" to the eradication of child mortality with the donation to GAVI of 3 million euros.

12 November 2010

WPD Jet deau blue

Geneva marks World Pneumonia Day by turning landmark fountain blue

The City of Geneva marked World Pneumonia Day Friday by turning its iconic 140-metre high fountain, the "Jet d'Eau", blue, the official color of the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia.

11 November 2010

World Pneumonia Day to be marked by superheroes, politicians, stars and a Geneva landmark turned blue

Superheroes, stars, politicians, health workers, development experts, children and thousands of concerned citizens around the world will on Friday 12 November mark World Pneumonia Day, highlighting the world's leading killer of children under five years old.

27 October 2010

Luxembourg signing at GAVI 10.2010

Luxembourg gives € 4.1 million for immunisation

Luxembourg signed an agreement with the GAVI Alliance on Wednesday to give € 4.1 million (US $ 5.7 million). This multi-year pledge will help protect millions of children against vaccine-preventable diseases.

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