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Advocacy Task Force (ATF)

The Advocacy Task Force (ATF) is chaired by UNICEF. Objectives of the Task Force include:

  • Build visibility, support and credibility for GAVI’s global vision to reach immunization targets identified in GAVI’s Strategic Plan.
  • Generate increased understanding and support for sustained financial resources nationally and internationally in order to make the in-country health infrastructure more effective.
  • Identify and highlight appropriate communication activities for the private sector in order to ensure a partnership with international public donors.
  • Provide technical communication and advocacy support for host governments through the Alliance partners in order to ensure public education efforts generate greater demand for immunizations.
  • Reinforce existing GAVI communications between and among the primary Alliance partners to ensure efficient use of limited resources.

Members of the task force include:

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • The World Bank
  • WHO
  • GAVI Secretariat
  • Nongovermental organization – PATH Children’s Vaccine Program
  • Vaccineindustry – Wyeth-Ayerst Global Pharmaceuticals
  • Industrialized country government – USAID
  • Foundation – Rockefeller Foundation


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