GAVI Alliance commitment

Date of commitment: 
September 2011

Commitment

GAVI will provide funding to introduce rotavirus vaccines in 16 more developing countries, pneumococcal vaccines in 18 countries, pentavalent vaccine in 5 countries and other types of vaccines in 12 countries.

Target

By 2015, GAVI and its partners plan to support more than 40 of the world’s poorest countries to rollout rotavirus vaccines and immunise more than 50 million children.

Progress

By the end of 2013, WHO estimates that GAVI-funded meningitis A vaccine campaigns had immunised 150 million people against the deadly meningitis epidemics that haunt Africa’s “meningitis belt”. Also in 2013, the GAVI Alliance also started to provide funding for two vaccines that will affect the health of women and children: HPV vaccine against cervical cancer; and the combined measles-rubella vaccine. Additionally, at the end of 2013, 72 of the 73 GAVI-supported countries had introduced pentavalent vaccine into routine immunisation, with the remaining country (South Sudan) scheduled to launch in 2014.

Gap

Vaccines to be rolled in the remaining countries.

Additionality

New and additional funding by the GAVI Alliance