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GAVI's new vaccine strategy prioritises deadly diseases

  • The Alliance will consider future support for immunisation against diseases responsible for high child mortality, including cervical cancer, cholera, typhoid, meningitis A, rabies, Japanese encephalitis and rubella. And it has priortised which diseases it will tackle first.

    “Since GAVI began in 2000, an estimated 2.9 million lives have been saved. But other diseases continue to kill. This strategy will attack some of the world's major killers” says GAVI’s Executive Secretary Julian Lob-Levyt.
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    Vaccines already supported by GAVI
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BBC documentary puts the spotlight on GAVI

  • Two young women health extension workers in Ethiopia were the subject of the BBC World’s Survivor’s Guide series on 12 June 2008.

    This acclaimed BBC series which airs “real stories of courage and determination from around the world” features two friends Zewde Getahun and Fantaye Yenehu, who are among the country's 24,000 health extension workers, whose training is funded by GAVI’s health system strengthening support. Working in their community, they improve almost every area of their neighbours' lives - from explaining the benefits of latrines and smokeless ovens, both of which improve environmmental health, to providing immunisation for children against eight diseases.
    In Fantaye's own words

Press releases

  • First Shot of Pentavalent Vaccine for the Children of the Solomon Islands
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  • GAVI Alliance Commits Further Support for Vaccines Against Pneumonia and Meningitis
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  • New Vaccine Strategy Prioritizes Deadly Diseases
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