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Immunization: an investment for life

Featuring the theme, "Immunization, an investment for life", the 2nd GAVI Partners' Meeting will give Alliance partners and the larger international health and development community an opportunity to reflect on the progress of, and future challenges for GAVI and The Vaccine Fund in meeting their goals.

It will be a chance to highlight issues of great importance to the Alliance, such as financial and programmatic sustainability and compatibility with other global initiatives and countries' health systems.

Finally, it will be a time to call the public's attention to a simple truth: Vaccines are one of the most effective and economical health interventions available to humanity.

Key Components
  • Keynote opening speech by H.E. Mr Abdoulaye Wade, President of Senegal; welcome address by Carol Bellamy, GAVI Chairperson and Executive Director, UNICEF
  • Ministers of Health and Ministers of Finance co-signing ceremony (from 13 financial sustainability plan pilot countries)
  • Launch of new book: State of the World's Vaccines & Immunization
  • Roundtable discussion with Ministers of Health, moderated by Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General, World Health Organization and Awa Coll-Seck, Minister of Health, Senegal
  • Report on progress and challenges by Tore Godal, Executive Secretary, GAVI, and Jacques-François Martin, President, The Vaccine Fund
  • Constituency breakout sessions for input and feedback to the Alliance.
  • Topical breakout sessions on issues such as the following:

    • Strengthening and maintaining ICCs
    • Country experiences: Introduction of new vaccines
    • Country experiences: Logistics, including transport, cold chain management
    • New tools to pursue financial sustainability
    • Social mobilization to improve immunization programs
    • Measles control efforts - aligning with routine services in countries
    • Building the foundations today for an AIDS vaccine tomorrow

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Agenda (Word – 34k)