One of GAVI’s main pillars is to increase access to under-used vaccines. Three existing vaccines - hepatitis B, Hib and Yellow Fever – which are still not available today in many of the countries where they are needed the most, have been provided by GAVI.
Universal Childhood Immunization
Launched by UNICEF in partnership with WHO and others in 1990 with the goal of 80% coverage of the world’s children under one year with six antigens (BCG, Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis, OPV, Measles). The goal was met by many countries by 1990. However global average coverage rates reached just over 70%.
Brand name for a pre-filled, single-dose injection device designed to be used more safely, easily and accurately by community vaccinators. It combines vaccine, syringe, and needle.
Formal charges made by the public health system in exchange for services. Studies have shown that user fees discourage people from seeking vaccination for themselves and for their children. Hence, in June 2001, the GAVI Board issued a policy statement declaring that without compelling evidence documenting their value, user fees should not be charged.