GAVI Alliance to support introduction of inactivated polio vaccine in world’s 73 poorest countries

Monday, November 25, 2013

The GAVI Alliance is to begin providing support for the introduction of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) as part of routine immunisation programmes in the world’s 73 poorest countries, GAVI’s Board decided today.

This decision will enable the Alliance to help countries reach more children with important vaccines, and play a complementary role supporting the efforts of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in eradicating polio as part of implementing the polio endgame strategy.

Source: GAVI Alliance (link opens in a new window)

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