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2011/09/16
Immunisation insights from the GAVI Alliance
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Vaccines play critical role in the prevention of non-communicable diseases

The UN summit on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in New York next week will focus the world’s attention on the leading causes of death, including cancer. Read more about the impact of GAVI-supported vaccines on liver cancer and potential impact on cervical cancer in this special feature and in the words of GAVI’s new CEO, Dr Seth Berkley. Watch GAVI's website for more information throughout the week.
Links:
http://www.gavialliance.org/library/events/un-summit-ncd/
http://www.gavialliance.org/about/governance/secretariat/seth-berkley/


EC makes further commitment to saving lives

The European Commission gave a shot at a healthy life to children in Africa, and the Caribbean and Pacific regions today by committing an additional 20 million Euros to GAVI to fund a life-saving vaccine against five deadly childhood diseases.
Links:
http://www.gavialliance.org/library/news/press-releases/2011/ec-makes-further-commitment-to-saving-lives

Tackling the two biggest killers of children in Africa

Vaccines will prevent millions of cases of pneumonia and diarrhoea in Africa. Burundi will become the tenth African country to roll out the new pneumococcal vaccine, with Ethiopia to follow soon. Decisions on new rotavirus and pneumococcal vaccine applications will announced on 27 September.
Links:
http://www.gavialliance.org

Benefits of rotavirus vaccine: new findings

According to a new CDC study, vaccinating infants against rotavirus also prevents serious disease in unvaccinated older children and adults, helping to reduce rotavirus-related hospital costs in these older groups.
Read more.
Links:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2011/08/30/rotavirus-vaccination-new-benefit.html

GAVIAlliance.org

Donor profiles: GAVI's new website offers tools and resources about the work of the Alliance. These include profile pages for each of GAVI's donors provide up to date information on their contributions. Explore here.
Links:
http://www.gavialliance.org/funding/donor-profiles

Partners in immunisation

Working Towards Affordable Pricing for HPV Vaccines for Developing Countries: the role of GAVI. Read the working paper.
Links:
http://gtfccc.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k69586&pageid=icb.page420088

Child mortality drops further: UN Inter-agency report says vaccines are key.
Read more.
Links:
http://www.gavialliance.org

Learn more about diarrhoeal diseases from the experts at PATH.
Explore www.DefeatDD.org
Links:
http://defeatdd.org/press-room/videos/common-disease-promising-solution

Get involved

Lead the fight against pneumonia on World Pneumonia Day on 12 November, 2011 in your country. Apply for the 2011 Small Grants Program.
Links:
http://www.vaccinechallenge.org/program-details.html

How would you ensure that immunisation systems are ready for new vaccines? Gates Foundation is offering $100K grants for innovative ideas.
Links:
http://www.grandchallenges.org/explorations/Pages/introduction.aspx?extid=r8n_gavin

Social Media

Follow @GAVIAlliance and @GAVISeth for live tweeting from New York next week.

http://twitter.com/#!/GAVIAlliance
http://twitter.com/#!/GAVISeth

Unite in the fight against NCDs. Watch & share WHO's new film.
Links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L07wwklyIDs
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