Immunize Every Child:
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 childrens access to
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 milestone.
A 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 2000.
Immunize Every Child (Word file, 353 kb). Please send comments to the
GAVI Secretariat, firstname.lastname@example.org
, stating your affiliation, by 15 May. Thank you for your interest.