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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

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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.

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