- Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance
- The largest international vaccine mechanism
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, is the largest international cooperation mechanism that contributed to improving overall health of humanity by providing vaccination to children in low-income countries.
Gavi coordinated the COVAX Facility immediately after the coronavirus outbreak in the year 2020 to provide fair and equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines in every nation across the globe, including developing countries where it is difficult to proactively secure vaccines. The COVAX initiative to reduce vaccine disparity between high-and low-income countries aims to accelerate the development, production, and equitable access to vaccines. It has greatly contributed to saving lives in low-income countries by delivering over 1 billion doses of vaccine to 144 countries as of January 2022.
Contributed to global vaccine equity by delivering vaccines to lower and middle-income countries
In response to vaccine inequity and stockpiling of vaccines in rich countries especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance pursued international solidarity and multilateral cooperation for universal and equitable access to vaccines. Gavi coordinated the COVAX initiative immediately after the coronavirus outbreak in the year 2020, a global collaboration to support manufacturing of Covid-19 vaccines and negotiate their pricing for fair and equitable access. COVAX is a worldwide initiative aimed at equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines directed by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), and the World Health Organization (WHO). As of January 2022, the count of vaccines distributed in 144 nations worldwide has reached 1 billion. These efforts are serving as a global solution to the pandemic, and 90% of the vaccines provided to low and middle-income countries have been fully funded.
Contributed to vaccinating 800 million children worldwide, reducing child mortality rate by 50%
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, is the largest international cooperation mechanism that contributed to improving the overall health of humanity by providing vaccination to children in developing countries. It is an international cooperation mechanism that brings together public and private agents including governments, associations, NGOs, development agencies, foundations, companies, and other agencies, via which 820 million children in developing countries have been vaccinated, and it has prevented over 14 million deaths since its founding in the year 2000. In particular, the number of children immunized with the DPT3(diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) vaccine in 73 developing countries increased from 59% in 2000 to 81% in 2020. And the number of vaccines available to the inhabitants of the poorest countries has increased from 5 to 17, including the pentavalent vaccine (a five-in-one vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B and Hib(Haemophilus influenzae type b)) and other vaccines against rotavirus, pneumococcus, cholera, typhus, measles, rubella, yellow fever, polio vaccine, etc
Directly contributed to the achievement of 14 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals
Gavi directly contributed to the achievement of 14 of the 17 UN Sustainable development goals, aiming to reach the figure of 300 million immunized children, 1.1 billion immunized minors and prevent 22 million future deaths by 2025.
Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance
- January 2000
- Awarded for
- Promoting vaccine equity at the forefront of COVID-19
Providing vaccination to children in developing countries and reducing child mortality rate by 50%
Contributing to 14 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals
Immunized over 500 million children in 73 countries with pentavalent vaccine (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenzae type b)
Delivered over 55 million doses of yellow fever vaccine to 14 countries, preventing over 1 million deaths
Vaccinated 2nd dose of measles to over 95 million children
Vaccinated 100 million children against rotavirus in 48 countries
Vaccinated over 183 million children with PCV (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine)
Vaccinated over 9 million children against Meningitis A, the first vaccine specifically developed for Africa
Reached over 275 million children through measles-rubella prevention campaigns
Introduced the first vaccine against Ebola virus
Coordinated the COVAX Facility in response to Covid-19 pandemic
Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award
Princess Asturias Award for International Cooperation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, key partner in vaccine market shaping
World Health Organization, key partner in policy influence and implementing
UNICEF, key partner in implementing immunization program
The World Bank, key partner in shaping economic and financing strategies