The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization aims to widen access to children's vaccines.Our focus is on a selected list of vaccines that could make a major impact on global disease burden if they were universally available.
In this section, we provide basic information about the diseases and vaccines and links to other sites for more detailed information, as well as links within the site to GAVI initiatives that deal with specific disease.
Diseases are split into three categories (see side panel):
Diseases for which vaccines are available now
Diseases for which vaccines are expected to be available shortly
Diseases for which more research is needed to develop vaccines
Annual deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases
Progress Towards Global Immunization Goals
Click here to go to the WHO website for the latest statistics and graphics on immunization coverage from WHO.
Click here for more on the GAVI agendas to accelerate the development and introduction of three vaccine products.
At a glance
Vaccine-preventable disease statistics
Glossaire des infections a prévention vaccinale
'Traditional' or 'basic' vaccines
- Haemophilus influenzae b (Hib)
- Hepatitis B
- Yellow fever
Vaccines that are expected to be available shortly
- Pneumococcus (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
- Meningococcal A/C conjugate
Vaccines for which more research is needed