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Founded2000; 20 years ago (2000)
TypePublic–Private Partnership
Legal statusActive
FocusVaccines against: human diseases
Key people
Seth Berkley, Dagfinn Høybråten

GAVI, officially Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance[1] (previously the GAVI Alliance, and before that the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization)[2] is a public–private global health partnership committed to increasing access to immunisation in poor countries.[3]

GAVI brings together developing country and donor governments, the World Health Organization[4], UNICEF,[5] the World Bank[6], the vaccine industry in both industrialised and developing countries, research and technical agencies, civil society, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation[7] and other private philanthropists.


Bill Gates, speaking at the UK-hosted GAVI pledging event in June 2011

GAVI was created in 2000 as a successor to the Children's Vaccine Initiative, which had been launched in 1990.[8]

Seth Berkley has been the CEO of GAVI since 2011.[9]

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated $1.56 billion to the alliance's 2016-2020 strategic period, as of March 2019.[10]

In August 2014, GAVI changed its name from "GAVI Alliance" and introduced a new logo.[1][11][12]

Vaccine Programmes[edit]

GAVI supports the following vaccine programs:[13]

Vaccine Disease(s)
Human Papillomavirus vaccine Human Papillomavirus
Polio vaccine Polio
Japanese Encephalitis vaccine Japanese encephalitis
Meningococcal vaccine Neisseria meningitidis (Meningitis A vaccine)
Measles and rubella vaccine Measles / Measles vaccine, Rubella / Rubella vaccine
Pneumococcal vaccine Streptococcus pneumoniae
typhoid vaccine typhoid
cholera vaccine cholera
rotavirus vaccine rotavirus
yellow fever vaccine yellow fever
pentavalent vaccine diphteria, tetanus, pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae / haemophilus influenza vaccine (haemophilus influenza Type B), Hepatitis B


  1. ^ a b Ravelo, Jenny Lei (10 November 2014). "The evolution of global health's 'best-kept secret'". Devex. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  2. ^ "GAVI – The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations". WHO. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  3. ^ Boseley, Sarah (17 November 2011). "Green light from Gavi for cervical cancer vaccine". Guardian. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  4. ^ "GAVI Alliance". WHO. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Supplies and Logistics – GAVI". UNICEF. 9 April 2007. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  6. ^ "The World Bank's Partnership with the GAVI Alliance". World Bank Group. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  7. ^ "What We Do -VACCINE DELIVERY- Strategy Overview". Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Gavi – About". GAVI. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  9. ^ "BACK TO GAVI SECRETARIAT Dr Seth Berkley". GAVI. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  10. ^ "The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation". Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". Internet Archive. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  12. ^ "Press releases, 2014". GAVI. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  13. ^ "Vaccine support". Retrieved March 12, 2020.

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