Nearly 30 million of the 130
million children born every year are not
receiving vaccinations of any kind. The great
majority of unreached children, or 25 million,
live in countries that have less than 1,000
USD per capita GNP.
Draft policy to improve
children’s access to immunization
A major priority for GAVI is to
see that all countries of the world achieve at
least 80% immunization coverage by 2005. At
the second meeting of the GAVI Board, held in
Davos on 1 February 2000, the GAVI partners
discussed policies for achieving this
discussion paper entitled "Immunize Every
Child" was reviewed by the Board and its
suggested broad policy directions were
endorsed. Before finalizing the policies, the
Board decided to seek the input of the global
public health and immunization community by
circulating the discussion paper and posting
it here on the website.
We would value the comments of
members of the public health and immunization
community on this paper, and will consider
incorporating your suggestions into the
document if these are received by 15 May,
2000. The paper will be finalized and adopted
at the third meeting of the GAVI Board in June
Immunize Every Child (Word file, 353
kb). Please send comments to the GAVI
, stating your affiliation, by 15 May.
Thank you for your interest.