BERLIN, 16 October 2018 - Eleven heads of the world’s leading health and development organizations today signed a landmark commitment to find new ways of working together to accelerate progress towards achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Coordinated by the World Health Organization, the initiative unites the work of 11 organizations, with others set to join in the next phase.
by YVES WILLEMOT
KINSHASA, le 10 Octobre 2018 – Le Ministre de la Santé Publique de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), le Dr Oly Ilunga Kalenga, a inauguré aujourd’hui à Kinshasa le nouvel entrepôt destiné à la conservation des vaccins et produits de santé. Le Ministre a inauguré le site en présence de la Directrice exécutive adjointe de Gavi, Madame Anuradha Gupta, et du Représentant adjoint de l’UNICEF en RDC, le Dr Tajudeen Oyewale.
Joint press release
KABUL, Afghanistan, 1 September 2018- The Government of Afghanistan, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, have today launched a nationwide vaccination campaign to protect children 13.8 million children aged 9 months to 10 years against measles.
Gavi CEO Dr Seth Berkley answers questions about the planned deployment of Merck’s rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine to counter the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the north west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Question: What is Gavi doing to help contain the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)?
Vaccination begins in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mbandaka, 21 May 2018 - The deployment of the Ebola vaccine to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could give a vital boost to efforts to contain the disease, Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, said today during a visit to the country. Dr Berkley is visiting affected areas with the DRC Minister of Health Dr Oly Ilunga Kalenga, joining the vaccination teams as they begin their work.
10 AVRIL 2018 | ABUJA, NIGERIA - À l’horizon 2026, près d’un milliard de personnes seront vaccinées contre la fièvre jaune dans 27 pays africains à haut risque avec le concours de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), de Gavi – l’alliance mondiale pour les vaccins et la vaccination, de l’UNICEF et de plus de 50 partenaires de santé.
Gavi Board approves US$ 85 million funding window for 2019-2020 to support the introduction of typhoid conjugate vaccine in developing countries
Vientiane, 30 November 2017 – Millions of children in the poorest countries could soon be protected against typhoid fever following the Gavi Board’s approval today of a support window for typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs).
Communiqué de presse conjoint CDC/GAVI/UNICEF/OMS
26 OCTOBRE 2017 | GENÈVE /NEW YORK/ATLANTA - Selon un nouveau rapport publié aujourd’hui par plusieurs organisations de premier plan dans le domaine de la santé, la rougeole a entraîné 90 000 décès en 2016 ce qui représente une baisse de 84% par rapport à 2000, où l’on avait enregistré 550 000 décès attribuables à cette maladie. C’est la première fois que le nombre de décès dus à la rougeole est inférieur à 100 000 par an.
Joint news release CDC/GAVI/UNICEF/WHO
26 OCTOBER 2017 | GENEVA/NEW YORK/ATLANTA - In 2016, an estimated 90 000 people died from measles - an 84% drop from more than 550 000 deaths in 2000 - according to a new report published today by leading health organizations. This marks the first time global measles deaths have fallen below 100 000 per year.
Ending Cholera—A Global Roadmap to 2030 operationalises the new global strategy for cholera control at the country level and provides a concrete path toward a world in which cholera is no longer a threat to public health. By implementing the strategy between now and 2030, the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) partners will support countries to reduce cholera deaths by 90 percent. With the commitment of cholera-affected countries, technical partners, and donors, as many as 20 countries could eliminate disease transmission by 2030.
Mass vaccination effort will target over 915,000 people to contain cholera outbreak in Borno state
MAIDUGURI, 18 September 2017 – A major vaccination campaign to halt the spread of cholera starts in Nigeria’s Borno state today.
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, WHO and partners delivered 915,005 doses of Oral Cholera Vaccine to the country last week.
More than 1 million doses of Gavi-funded cholera vaccines heading to Sierra Leone after severe flooding and landslides
FREETOWN, 5 September 2017 – Half a million people in Sierra Leone will be able to access the life-saving cholera vaccine within weeks, the country’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation announced today.
US$ 5 million pledge will support INFUSE initiative, started in 2016 to help modernise vaccine delivery systems
Geneva, 21 August 2017 – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has committed US$ 5 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to support its Innovation for Uptake, Scale and Equity in Immunisation (INFUSE) initiative. Launched at the 2016 World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, INFUSE helps developing countries accelerate the introduction of tried and tested technology which will modernise their immunisation systems.
The two-year campaign will aim to reach 95% immunisation coverage in Indonesia
Yogyakarta, 1 August 2017 – The Government of Indonesia launched a national measles-rubella immunisation campaign today targeting all Indonesian children between the ages of nine months and 15 years. The campaign will aim to reach 95% immunisation coverage and thus eliminate measles and rubella in Indonesia by 2020.
Gavi Board agrees to extend support for inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) to 2020; new policy on fragile settings, emergencies and refugees also approved
Gavi statement of support follows official confirmation of Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Geneva, 12 May 2017 – Following confirmation by the DRC Ministry of Public Health of an Ebola outbreak in the country, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance stands ready to support the Government’s efforts to bring the epidemic under control.
Pneumococcal vaccine will reach 2.1 million children in the first year
Geneva, 13 May 2017 – For the first time, millions of children in India will receive protection for free against the leading cause of pneumonia – which kills more children under the age of five than any other infectious disease in the world – thanks to the launch of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV).
Washington, DC, 8 May 2017– Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance welcomed final approval of the U.S. fiscal year 2017 appropriations bill that includes US$ 275 million for Gavi, funding that will greatly enhance Gavi’s capacity to purchase and deliver life-saving vaccines for children in the world’s poorest countries. This will help immunise millions of children in developing countries against vaccine-preventable diseases, which claim 1.5 million lives every year.
Mass vaccination campaign will target over 450,000 people to halt cholera outbreak
Geneva, 15 March 2017 – A major vaccination campaign to halt the spread of cholera begins in three drought-ravaged regions of Somalia today.
New funding through Gavi will help start-up Nexleaf Analytics provide real-time data solutions for cold chain equipment performance and maintenance in developing countries