The Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020

© UNICEF Mali/ 2002/Pirozzi
A woman is immunized against tetanus using a Uniject syringe, in Benkene, a remote village north-east of Bamako, Mali.

The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) was endorsed by the 194 Member States of the World Health Organization Assembly in May 2012 to achieve the Decade of Vaccines vision by delivering universal access to immunization. The GVAP mission is to improve health by extending by 2020 and beyond the full benefits of immunization to all people, regardless of where they are born, who they are or where they live.




GVAP has four main goals:

  • Achieve a world free of poliomyelitis
  • Meet global and regional elimination targets
  • Develop and introduce new and improved vaccines and technologies
  • Exceed the Millennium Development Goal 4 target for child mortality

The full GVAP documents are available from the WHO website in English and French.



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