Published on May 20, 2014
An inspiring new video sets out the impact of Gavi's work since the Vaccine Alliance was created.
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After many years of progress, at the end of the 20th Century global immunisation rates were stagnating. In developing countries, infectious diseases were still killing many children.
Millions of the world's poorest were not getting necessary vaccinations.
New life-saving vaccines were becoming available for the biggest killers of children.
But they were not reaching developing countries.
They were simply too expensive.
What was needed was a new approach for the new millennium.
A Vaccine Alliance that would help the poorest communities get vaccines.
Affordably and reliably.
What was needed was a Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation. Gavi was born.
Since 2000, the Vaccine Alliance has helped immunise hundreds of millions of the world's poorest children, saving more than 6 million lives.
Bringing together developing countries, UNICEF, WHO, The World Bank, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, donor countries, vaccine manufacturers, private sector and civil society.
And now, we can go further. We can double our impact by 2020.
Together we can reach more children.
Together we can change more lives.
Together we can provide a better future for children, families and communities.
Together, we are Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.