Got vaccines? Got life!

MTR sessions

Got vaccines? Got life!

That was then… the big picture

Ola Rosling, President, Gapminder

Data presentation on global trends in immunisation, health and development. The presentation included a summary of the issues Gavi was created to address and how the results of its work are manifested in different countries.

Ola Rosling

“There are lifesavers in this room.”

Ola Rosling

“Gavi is a role model for others and needs to succeed.”

Ola Rosling

“The remaining underimmunised children are those living near conflict, in very remote rural areas and in informal settings in urban areas.”

Ola Rosling

“Different countries need flexible solutions. The final 20% won’t be reached with one solution.”

Ola Rosling

“We need to keep targeting 100%.”

This is now… 18 years of progress

Dr Seth Berkley, Gavi CEO

Dr Berkley reports on progress against Gavi’s 2016–2020 Investment Opportunity goals, setting out the main challenges and lessons learned.

2020 and beyond: CEO reflections

Dr Seth Berkley, Gavi CEO

In his closing remarks, Gavi CEO Dr Seth Berkley explains how lessons learned from the two-day meeting will help shape the Alliance’s future vision.


Closing remarks

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Gavi Board Chair


Message

Angela Merkel,
Federal Chancellor, Germany

“Gavi promotes awareness, provides and distributes affordable vaccines, strengthens healthcare systems and fights epidemics. This is a blessing for millions of children and their families.”

Message

Penny Mordaunt, Secretary of State for International Development, United Kingdom


“We are very proud of our 18-year-long contribution to Gavi and our investment in vaccines in developing countries. The UK’s commitment to immunise 76 million children & save 1.4 million lives is delivered entirely through our partnership with Gavi.”


Gavi in action: deep dive into results

Anuradha Gupta,
Gavi Deputy CEO

Deputy CEO Gupta reflects on Gavi’s impact to date and sets out four key areas essential to reaching every child with life-saving vaccines.

“Gavi continues to lead the way. Self- financing by transitioning countries exceeded co-financing amounts in 2017 and is set to further double in 2018.”
“It is now well-established that vaccination disproportionately benefits poorer households.”
“While we should celebrate success, we must not rest on our laurels. We must spot challenges early on and get ahead of them.”

Empowering the next generation

HE Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, United Arab Emirates
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Gavi Board Chair


Forging partnerships: alliances for sustainable impact

HE Jakaya Kikwete, former President of Tanzania
Henriette Geiger, Director, Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation, European Commission
Peter Sands, Executive Director, Global Fund
Jonathan Stambolis, CEO, Zenysis Technologies
Shanelle Hall, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF
Abdulla Al Ghafli, Director, UAE Pakistan Assistance Programme

This session reflected on the importance of partnerships to solve some of the key challenges in global health and immunisation, including fragility, reaching the last mile, climate change, refugee crises and outbreak response.

HE Jakaya Kikwete, former President of Tanzania

“Partnership works! Tanzania has been able to save many lives and achieve MDG 4 one year ahead of schedule.”

Peter Sands, Executive Director, Global Fund

“Gavi and the Global Fund probably have the closest relationship between two multilaterals in the global health space, and that is not an accident.”

Shanelle Hall, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF

“The value add of working together is unprecedented.”

Abdulla al Ghafli, Director, UAE Pakistan Assistance Programme

“Partnerships are key to establishing early warning systems and centres and having contingency plans in case of outbreaks.”

Henriette Geiger, Director, Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation, European Commission

“We need to demonstrate results: accountability, transparency and real-time data. This is where we need to join forces.”

Jonathan Stambolis, CEO, Zenysis Technologies

"I encourage other entrepreneurs to join the efforts. Don’t be afraid – be excited, be energised!"

Empowering the next generation: unlocking our children’s potential

HE Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, United Arab Emirates
HE Mahamadou Issoufou, President, Niger
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair of the Gavi Board
HE Carlos Agostinho de Rosàrio, Prime Minister, Mozambique

Panel discussion with several heads of state from Gavi-supported countries highlighting the impact of increasing access to immunisation in their countries, key challenges in strengthening vaccination programmes and what is needed to accelerate and secure results in the future.


Impact of immunisation: voices from the field

Anuradha Gupta, Gavi Deputy CEO, Gavi
Professor Kaosar Afsana, James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh
Theresa Dzanjalimodzi and Jonathan Pangani Zathu Band members
Nurse Falonne Bantu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Nurses, health workers and doctors describe the importance of raising community awareness of immunisation.

The Zathu youth band

The Zathu youth band use song and dance to raise awareness of the importance of the human papillomavirus vaccine in Malawi.

Theresa Dzanjalimodzi, Zathu Band member

Zathu Band member Theresa Dzanjalimodzi recalls how, as a pregnant teenager, there was little information available explaining the importance of vaccination.

Professor Kaosar Afsana

Professor Kaosar Afsana of the James P Grant School of Public Health at Bangladesh's BRAC University, tells the story of Mariam, a young mother from Getaka slums, who cannot take her child to vaccination clinics because of her full-time work as a housekeeper.

Falonne Bantu

Falonne Bantu, a nurse from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, composes songs to help mothers remember to bring their children to vaccination sessions at her clinic.

Harnessing innovation: reaching the unreached

Nikolai Astrup, Minister of International Development for Norway
Raymonde Goudou Coffie, Minister of Modernisation of Administration and Public Service Innovation, Côte d’Ivoire
Christopher Elias, President of Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Michael Froman, Vice-Chairman & President, Mastercard
Joyce Kilikpo, Executive Director, Liberia’s Public Health Initiative
Rebecca Marmot, Global Vice-President, Partnerships & Advocacy, Uniliver

Nikolai Astrup

Nikolai Astrup, Norway's Minister of International Development asks panelists how Gavi can leverage new partnerships and innovative ways of working to identify and reach the 19 million children still missing out on a full course of basic vaccines.

Christopher Elias

Christopher Elias, President of Global Development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: “Gavi stands for Global Alliance for Vaccine INNOVATIONS and that begins with the partnership itself.”

Joyce Kilikpo

Joyce Kilikpo, Executive Director of Liberia's Public Health Initiative warns that "innovative big data" needs to be in the hands of frontline health workers if it is to make a difference to country's efforts to reach the fifth child.

Michael Froman

Michael Froman, Vice-Chairman & President of strategic growth at Mastercard: “By applying our technology to humanitarian and development challenges, we can help optimise and scale life-saving programmes in underserved communities around the world.

Rebecca Marmot

Rebecca Marmot, Global Vice-President of Partnerships and Advocacy for Unilever UK, announced an acceleration of Gavi's partnership with Unilever's Lifebuoy brand in India.

Raymonde Goudou Coffie

Raymonde Goudou Coffie, Minister of Modernisation of Administration and Public Service Innovation, Côte d’Ivoire: "Equity is essential and at the heart of Gavi’s mission."