Simply put, the mission of the GAVI Alliance is saving children’s lives and protecting people’s health by increasing access to immunization in poor countries. GAVI works to ally powerful organizations in the global health field like World Health Organization and UNICEF with cutting edge immunization research groups from around the world and major philanthropists like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
It is estimated that “The GAVI model” has contributed to the immunization of 325 million children, averting the deaths of over 5.5 million deaths. In 2011, 73 countries were eligible for support from GAVI in making vaccines more readily available at a lower cost. Hepatitis B vaccination coverage in low income countries has increased from 17% to 74% during the time that GAVI has been operating.
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