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 immunization
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.
Every Child (Word file, 353 kb). Please send comments
to the GAVI Secretariat, email@example.com
, stating your affiliation, by 15 May. Thank you for your
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