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Current Board Members

Developing country governments

Currently represented on the GAVI Board by

1. Mozambique

Board member: Dr Francisco F. Songane, Minister of Health
Term of office: January 2003 to December 2004

2. Mongolia

Board member: Dr P. Nymadawa, Minister of Health
Term of Office: January 2003 to December 2004

3. Bangladesh

Board member: Dr Khandaker Mossarraf Hossain, Minister for Health and Family Welfare
Term of Office: January 2004 to December 2006

The primary responsibility is to ascertain that the health and financial sectors develop effective measures to provide services to those in greatest need. In addition, developing country governments commit to:

  • Assuring that health in general, and immunization in particular, receive a justified and identifiable proportion of the government budget;
  • Coordinating external assistance for immunization;
  • Developing, monitoring and evaluating multi-year immunization plans;
  • Collaborating with communities and private-sector health service providers.

Former Board Members


Board member: Ms Sushma Swaraj, Minister of Health and Family Welfare
Term of Office: January 2002 to December 2003


Board member: Dr Fatoumata Nafo-Traore, Minister of Health
Term of office: January 2001 to December 2002

GAVI Partners

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation



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Developing Country Governments

Nongovernmental Organization

Industrialized Country Governments

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