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Vaccines and Every Woman Every Child


38 partners have made 40 commitments on vaccines in support of the Global Strategy, including 29 governments, 1 philanthropy and funder, 2 UN, multilateral organization & partnerships, 4 members of the business community, 3 CSOs and NGOs, and 1 member of the research and academia field:

2010 Commitments Involving Vaccines

11 Governments have made commitments involving vaccines in 2010

Country

Focus of Commitment

Countries Covered

Afghanistan

Increase the coverage of childhood immunization programs to 95%

Afghanistan

Australia

Expanding vaccination services

The Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Eastern Africa, Indonesia and South Asia

China

Free hepatitis B vaccination for all children under 15 years old, a national immunization program covering all children

China

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Increase to 70% the number of children under 12 months who are fully immunized

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Ethiopia

Increase the proportion of children immunized against measles to 90%

Ethiopia

Ghana

Increase the proportion of fully immunized children to 85%

Ghana

Liberia

Increase the proportion of immunized children to 80%

Liberia

Mozambique

Increase the percentage of children immunized aged under 1, from 69% to 90% by 2012

Mozambique

Sweden*

Supports GAVI

Various

Tanzania

Increase the proportion of Children fully immunized from 86% to 95%

Tanzania

Yemen

Maintain the full cost coverage of routine vaccines and assuring financial sustainability of new vaccines according to GAVI’s co-financing policy

Yemen

 

 1 Philanthropy and Funder has made a commitment involving vaccines in 2010

Organization

Focus of Commitment

Countries Covered

United Nations Foundation (UNF)

Through the Polio Eradication Initiative and Shot@Life initiative, UNF’s commitment will help the UN address key global health priorities including childhood immunizations Various

 

1  UN, Multilateral Organization & Partnership has made a commitment involving vaccines in 2010 & 2011

Organization

Focus of Commitment

Countries Covered

The GAVI Alliance*

Increasing life-saving vaccines for children including new HPV vaccines against cervical cancer for girls in the world’s poorest countries

Various

 

1 member of the Business Community made a commitment involving vaccines in 2010

Organization

Focus of Commitment

Countries Covered

Merck

Donation of HPV vaccine, GARDASIL, to organizations and institutions in eligible lowest income countries to enable countries to develop capacity to implement vaccination programs. Merck and Qiagen are also committed to increasing access to HPV vaccination and HPV DNA testing in some of the most resource-poor areas of the world through up to give million doses of GARDASIL and HPV DNA tests to screen an additional 500,000 women.

Various

 

1 member of the Research and Academia field made a commitment involving vaccines in 2010

Organization

Focus of Commitment

Countries Covered

Institute for Global Health of Barcelona

Develop a common strategy for indicators and benchmarks for donors and governments to monitor progress, develop a common strategy to inform and allocate resources more effectively and equitably, promote research in political and economic areas and its translation into useful information for discussion with policy makers to develop tools that are specific to improve women’s and children’s health status, such as vaccines, and test if these products can benefit those that need them most.

Various

 

 

2011 Commitments Involving Vaccines

 

18 Governments have made commitments involving vaccines in 2011

Organization

Focus of Commitment

Countries Covered

Cameroon

Increase the vaccine coverage from 84% to 93%

Cameroon

Central African Republic

Increase vaccination coverage to 90%

Central African Republic

Djibouti

Vaccine coverage will be 100%

Djibouti

France

An increase of the French contribution to GAVI for the period 2011-2015 amounting to EUR 100 Million. 100% of the contribution to GAVI directly supports MDG 4 & 5

Various

Gambia

Maintain high immunization coverage for all antigens at 80% and above at regional levels and 90% and above at national levels

Gambia

Lao’s People Democratic Republic

Increase immunization from 67% to 90% by 2015

Lao’s People Democratic Republic

Lesotho

The Lesotho Expanded Programme on Immunization Policy has been disseminated in 2010, focusing on under-five children

Lesotho

Madagascar

Increase tetanus vaccination for pregnant women from 57% to 80%

Madagascar

Mauritania

Increase the proportion of vaccinated children

Mauritania

Mongolia

Increase financial allocation to national immunization program

Mongolia

Myanmar

Ensure universal coverage for the expanded immunization

Myanmar

Netherlands

Maintain its ongoing support to the GAVI Alliance for the period 2011-2015

Various

South Sudan

Increase the percentage of fully-immunized children from 1.8% to 50%

South Sudan

Sudan

Free universal access to immunizations

Sudan

Sweden*

Supports GAVI with $201 million for the period 2011-2015

Various

Togo

Ensure 95% coverage of vaccination for children under 5

Togo

Uganda

Improve immunization coverage to 85% and to introduce HPV vaccines

Uganda

 

2  UN, Multilateral Organizations & Partnerships have made a commitment involving vaccines in 2011

Organization

Focus of Commitment

Countries Covered

The GAVI Alliance*

Increasing life-saving vaccines for children including new HPV vaccines against cervical cancer for girls in the world’s poorest countries

Various

Global Polio Eradication Initiative

GPEI commits to optimizing its 70-country, 3,300 person infrastructure to intensify efforts to finally eradicate this paralytic childhood disease.

Various

 

3 CSOs & NGOs have made commitments involving vaccines in 2011

Organization

Focus of Commitment

Countries Covered

The Africa MNCH Coalition

Strengthening advocacy for specific proven interventions such as immunizations

Not specified

ONE

Improving access to new and underutilized vaccines, specifically, focusing on ensuring that the US $4.3 billion in new pledges for the GAVI Alliance are made real by 2015

Various

The Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Will motivate 20,000 young mothers to be inoculated to prevent cervical cancer

Bangladesh

 

3 members of the Business Community have made commitments involving vaccines in 2011

Organization

Focus of Commitment

Countries Covered

LifeSpring Hospitals of India

A focus on maternal health and childhood vaccinations is exclusively what LifeSpring Hospitals has focused on since their first hospital in 2005.

India

Pfizer

Infant immunization for the prevention of pneumococcal disease, for example, by acting as a major supplier to the Advanced Market Commitment (AMC). In 2010, Pfizer entered into a 10-year agreement with UNICEF to provide up to 300 million doses of Prevenar 13 to infants and young children in the poorest countries of the world at a deeply discounted price.

Various

Viyellatex Group

Provide free immunizations to 3500 mothers and 1500 children by 2015

Bangladesh

 

*This commitment maker made a commitment in both 2010 and 2011 that mentions vaccines