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Saving 4 Million Lives by 2015: The Word is Getting Out...

As we look at completing the 2015 objective of saving 4 million lives while setting new and more ambitious goals for 2020, more creative ideas will be needed from GAVI Alliance partners to keep our audiences moved, challenged, interested and engaged. The word is out, it’s now our task to continue this year’s momentum by sharing more inspiring immunisation stories than ever before.

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A Promise Is A Promise

Since 2011, GAVI has funded a total of 67 new vaccine introductions and campaigns. By 2014 all 73 GAVI-supported countries will have introduced 5-in-1 pentavalent vaccines, including introductions in a number of fragile states, such as Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Myanmar, Somalia and South Sudan. The cost of new, priority vaccines, such as pneumococcal and rotavirus, has also fallen significantly thanks to GAVI, and this is speeding up the time it takes for new vaccines to reach those children most in need.

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What You Need to Know About Foreign Aid (And Why We Need to Protect It)

This week the 27 European heads of government will decide whether or not to protect the €51B development aid budget from cuts over the next seven years.

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The Daily Scoop: Presidential Debate, Get Well Malala, and More

The Daily Scoop for Monday, October 22, 2012.

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What Sweden Knows (And You Should Too)

At a time when other countries are cutting back, Sweden – already a generous aid donor to the developing world – has prioritized development assistance with an emphasis on immunization, family planning, and child survival. Sweden knows its funds are saving
lives because the country measures results very closely and has taken steps to make its aid funding more transparent.

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