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State of the World's Children 2006: 'Excluded and Invisible '
14 December 2005 - UNICEF has issued a sweeping assessment of the world's most vulnerable children. Reaching these children, who are growing up beyond the reach of development campaigns and outside of the world's view, is key to any lasting progress in the fight against poverty.
Report and press release (UNICEF)

The Hib Initiative – Taking action to prevent childhood pneumonia & meningitis
8 December 2005 - The first global initiative to reduce death and disability from Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease, a major threat to child health worldwide, was launched at the GAVI Alliance Partners’ Meeting in India
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Expanded Immunization Could Save 10 Million Lives in Decade
9 December 2005- Immunization experts say ten million additional lives could be saved through child and maternal immunization between 2006-2015 at an average annual cost of US $1 billion, according to a new study by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.
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New Vaccines Fight Ancient Foes
8 December 2005 - Disease experts from around the world are gathering this week in New Delhi to consider the impact of innovations in vaccine science that potentially could prevent millions of needless deaths.
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Prime Minister of India Opens Two-Day Meeting
7 December 2005 - Speaking with passion on the potential of vaccines to prevent the deaths of millions of the world's poorest children, Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh opened the 3rd GAVI Partners' Meeting in New Delhi.
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Norway Increases Immunization Support, Joins International Finance Facility for Immunization
7 December 2005 - The Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, announced that Norway will boost its annual support to the GAVI Alliance, bringing Norway’s total support for global immunization to 6.5 billion kroner. He also announced that Norway will be joining the International Finance Facility for Immunization (IFFIm).
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Vaccine Experts Announce Injection Safety Progress
7 December 2005 - At an international vaccine meeting in New Delhi, the GAVI Alliance announced that it and its partners have distributed more than 1.2 billion auto-disable (AD) syringes, protecting millions of children from blood-borne pathogens.
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3rd GAVI Partners' Meeting
7 - 9 December 2005 - New Dehli - With unparalleled donor support through traditional funding and innovative mechanisms such as the IFFIm, the Alliance must continue to show that immunization is a powerful tool in the fight against poverty. The Partners’ Meeting provides a collaborative forum critical to GAVI's future progress, and will also mark the launch of GAVI Phase 2, which will combine past best practices with groundbreaking programmes geared to strengthen health systems and reach more children with vaccines.
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Copenhagen Panel on Key Challenges for Global Health Partnerships
14 March 2006 - Global Health Partnerships increasingly strive to align development efforts with national health systems. This panel will review key opportunities and challenges for Global Health Partnerships from donor, partnership, recipient country and health professional perspectives.
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Recent developments
GAVI/Vaccine Fund 2004 Annual Report
The 2004 annual report summarizes the main achievements of the GAVI Alliance. Includes audited financial statements for the Vaccine Fund. PDF - 4800K

16th GAVI Board Meeting
After five years, GAVI is now looking to 'phase 2', or the next 10 years. Many past decisions and policies will remain in effect, but some will be modified, and new policies created, based on experience. At its recent meeting in Paris, the GAVI Board reviewed lessons learned and started to shape GAVI's future.
Executive summary | Presentations and documents

New Joint GAVI/Vaccine Fund Principles
The GAVI and Vaccine Fund Boards have both approved a set of over-arching principles to guide programmatic funding decisions in phase 2.
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Evaluation of the Data Quality Audit (DQA) in the WHO Bulletin
Examining DQA results for 27 countries, WHO researchers have concluded that the DQA is a valuable tool - delivering a timely assessment of immunization monitoring systems that highlights areas in need of improvement.
Abstract ( WHO website) | Full report ( PDF - 224K) | DQA information

Evaluation of GAVI Immunization Services Support (ISS) Funding
A study conducted by Abt Associates on the revolutionary performance-based funding programme that provides untied resources to developing country health systems.
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Updates on the GAVI Alliance
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Immunization Forum - November 2004 En Francais

VVM uptake: accelerating in international markets but lagging behind in domestic markets

Japanese encephalitis: an orphan disease comes of age

GAVI awards for top-performing countries
New data on the introduction of vaccine vial monitors (VVMs) - which are designed to prevent the use of heat-damaged vaccine and waste - reveal that while global uptake has doubled over the past year, there is a big gap between their use in international and domestic markets
A lethal disease that threatens 3 billion people throughout Asia and the Pacific is finally getting the attention it deserves
Five countries have received special awards from GAVI for outstanding performance in increasing immunization coverage
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