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06 December 2010

Meningitis vaccine introduced in Africa's meningitis belt

For years and years, meningitis epidemics in the 25 countries of Africa's meningitis belt have caused death, disability and fear.

01 December 2010

GAVI Alliance Board statement on World AIDS Day

Recognising advances in the fight against HIV and AIDS and its impact on children in developing countries, the GAVI Alliance Board marked World AIDS Day by expressing solidarity with all those working to reduce mother-to-child transmission.

16 November 2010

Nepal joint funding agreement to strengthen the national health system

GAVI announces signing of a new unprecedented Joint Financing Arrangement (JFA) with the Government of Nepal to support the implementation of the Nepalese National Health Sector Programme.

10 November 2010

GAVI CEO calls G20 to action

Statement by Helen Evans, Interim CEO, GAVI Alliance on the G20 Summit to discuss how to achieve sustainable economic growth and development.

09 November 2010

Press briefing - World Pneumonia Day and the GAPP

The GAVI Alliance organised a briefing for the press on pneumonia – the leading killer of children worldwide – ahead of World Pneumonia Day and marking the first anniversary of the launch of the Global Action Plan on the Control and Prevention of Pneumonia (GAPP).

06 October 2010

First pledging conference set for June 2011

GAVI Alliance donors and partners agreed to convene a first pledging conference in June 2011 to ensure that the global health partnership has the necessary funding to introduce new vaccines against the two biggest killers of children, pneumonia and diarrhoea.

22 September 2010

GAVI welcomes the Government of Japan’s new Global Health Policy

We are delighted to see Japan’s new USD 5 billion five year global health policy and we look forward to working with the Japanese government in a global partnership to protect poor children’s lives through the power of life saving vaccines.

23 August 2010

GAVI offers sympathies to Pakistan

With 1,500 dead and 15 million people directly affected by Pakistan's worst ever floods, I would like to convey GAVI's deepest condolences to the Pakistani people.

29 June 2010

GAVI welcomes G8 commitment to Muskoka Initiative

GAVI welcomes G8’s US$5 billion pledge aimed at reducing the number of maternal, newborn and under five deaths in developing countries.

17 May 2010

New global estimates of the causes of childhood mortality

In a recent report, the World Health Organization outlined the disease-specific causes of the estimated 8.8 million annual child deaths.

05 May 2010

GAVI Alliance welcomes Tony Lake, UNICEF’s new Executive Director

A key GAVI Alliance partner appoints its sixth Executive Director, who comes with a strong background in foreign policy, national security and humanitarian issues. The GAVI Alliance welcomes the appointment of Mr Anthony Lake as Executive Director UNICEF.

20 April 2010

GAVI Alliance Board backs funding platform for stronger health systems

The GAVI Alliance Board today agreed to pursue the implementation of a common Health System Funding Platform to make better use of new and existing funds for health systems and to leverage additional funding.

23 March 2010

Advance Market Commitment’s first long-term supply agreements

The governments of Italy, the United Kingdom, Canada, Russia, and Norway and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation welcome the first long-term agreements made by pharmaceutical firms to the AMC to supply new, affordable vaccines against pneumococcal disease to the world’s poorest countries

15 March 2010

UK doubles funding to GAVI Alliance

The United Kingdom's pledge of GBP 150 million to the GAVI Alliance represents a ringing endorsement of our public-private partnerships mission to save children's lives and protect people's health by increasing access to immunisation in the poorest countries.

04 February 2010

Increasing access to vaccines will reduce the global burden of cancer

The GAVI Alliance, the American Cancer Society, and LIVESTRONG welcome the campaign Cancer can be prevented, too which the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) is launching on February 4, World Cancer Day. On this occasion, the UICC will also release a new report on cancer prevention with a specific focus on cancers caused by infections.

 

29 January 2010

GAVI celebrates 10th anniversary, welcomes new Decade of Vaccines

Statement by GAVI Alliance CEO Julian Lob-Levyt on the occasion of GAVI's 10th Anniversary.

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