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GAVI Task Forces

Four GAVI Task Forces have been established to address specific issues of concern to the Board. Task Forces are funded and managed by their respective lead agency(ies), and include representatives of the relevant partner agencies.

Advocacy Task Force (ATF) UNICEF, Chair

The Advocacy Task Force is responsible for building and disseminating a common vision for global immunization among GAVI partners and the world immunization community.

Implementation Task Force (ITF) WHO and the government of Norway, co-chairs

The ITF is responsible for identifying the best mechanisms for country coordination among all stakeholders and for developing strategies to establish such mechanisms at country level.

Financing Task Force (FTF) The World Bank and USAID, co-chairs

The FTF is responsible for increasing the understanding of why there is inadequate funding for vaccines and immunization in the poorest countries and identifying strategies to improve the capacity of governments, donors and development banks to finance needs.

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Task Force on Research and Development (R&DTF;) WHO, academia and industry, co-chairs

The R&DTF; exists to support the GAVI objectives to accelerate the development and introduction of new vaccines and technologies and to accelerate R&D; efforts for vaccines needed primarily in developing countries.


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