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Media advisory

Reaching every child: GAVI Alliance Partners’ Forum

5-7 December 2012
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Over 700 global health and government leaders will gather at the upcoming Partners’ Forum in Dar es Salaam to explore ways to accelerate Results, Innovation, Sustainability and Equity in the field of immunization.

UNICEF is represented by Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director, Shanelle Hall, chief of UNICEF’s Supply Division in Copenhagen, Nick Alipiu, Director of Programme Division, and Dr Jos Vandelaer, Chief of Immunization.

The sessions which will be broadcast live are as follows:

  • Wednesday 5 December
    Opening press conference – 17:45
    (Speakers: GAVI Board Chair Dagfinn Høybråten, GAVI CEO Seth Berkley, Graça Machel, Tanzanian Health Minister Hussein Ali Mwinyi,Geeta Rao Gupta, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director and Deputy of the GAVI Board)
  • Thursday 6 December
    Plenary session – 08:00
    Special session: Sustainable financing – 13:00
    HPV press briefing – 14:00
    Panel session: Vaccines and cancer – 15:00
    Graça Machel-Nelson Mandela dialogue, hosted by Graça Machel – 17:00
  • Friday 7 December
    Plenary session – 08:00
    New vaccines press briefing – 12:00
    Special session: Political will for health and immunization – 12:30
    Closing plenary – 16:30

All times are local

The GAVI Alliance has arranged for live broadcasts of key sessions from the GAVI Partners’ Forum in Tanzania. Media who are unable to attend the event in Dar es Salaam can access the coverage through the following links:

Further photos from the Partners’ Forum can be found on our Flickr page:

Please find further details about the Partners’ Forum below:

The Kilimanjaro, Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam 

GAVI has arranged for press conferences and other key meetings to be webcast live. Please see details at the top of this advisory.

A press kit and press releases will be distributed to media at the Partners’ Forum and will be posted on www.gavialliance.org.

A b-roll of the Partners’ Forum and previous GAVI initiative will be available for interested broadcasters at: www.gavivideo.org

About GAVI
The GAVI Alliance is a public-private partnership committed to saving children’s lives and protecting people’s health by increasing access to immunisation in developing countries. The Alliance brings together developing country and donor governments, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, the vaccine industry, technical agencies, civil society, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other private philanthropists. GAVI uses innovative finance mechanisms, including co-financing by recipient countries, to secure sustainable funding and adequate supply of quality vaccines. Since 2000, GAVI has financed the immunisation of an additional 370 million children and prevented more than 5.5 million premature deaths. Learn more at www.gavialliance.org and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

GAVI is funded by governments (Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States), the European Commission, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as private and corporate partners (Absolute Return for Kids, Anglo American plc, The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, Comic Relief, His Highness Sheikh Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, JP Morgan, “la Caixa” Foundation, LDS Charities).

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: www.unicef.org

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Dan Thomas
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Dominique De Santis
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Kate Donovan, UNICEF Media,
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