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