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15 Jun 2011 description

The Australian Government has committed to providing more than seven million children with lifesaving vaccinations through its new pledge to the GAVI Alliance.

Attending the opening of the GAVI 'Saving Children's Lives' conference in London on Monday 13 June, Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd announced that Australia will provide an additional $140 million from 2011 to 2013 to support the GAVI Alliance in its efforts to combat two of the biggest childhood killers in the developing world—pneumonia from pneumococcal disease and diarrhoea triggered by rotavirus.

19 Feb 2009 description

Press Release No.837

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