Announcements

Gavi [to 21 January 2017]
http://www.gavi.org/library/news/press-releases/

18 January 2017
Google & Gavi partner to scale up high-tech innovations for vaccine delivery
New funding through Gavi will help start-up Nexleaf Analytics provide real-time data solutions for cold chain equipment performance and maintenance in developing countries.
Davos, 18 January 2017 – Google.org and Gavi announced a new partnership today to help tech start-up Nexleaf Analytics strengthen vaccine cold chain equipment for developing countries. Google.org’s contribution of US$ 2 million, which will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s funding to the Gavi Matching Fund, will be used to help countries to make evidence-based decisions on the purchase and maintenance of vaccine refrigerators.
Over the next years the volume of vaccines in Gavi-supported countries is expected to rise significantly. Vaccines are highly sensitive to high and low temperatures, and high-performing and well-maintained cold chain technologies are essential for ensuring vaccine potency

18 January 2017
Deutsche Post DHL Group and Gavi forge global partnership to improve delivery of life-saving vaccines
Organisations to collaborate on addressing supply chain challenges to improve developing country access to life-saving vaccines.
Test programme announced with Kenyan Health Ministry: DHL and Gavi to provide efficient transport management solution for vaccine distribution.
Davos, Switzerland, 18 January 2017 – Deutsche Post DHL Group, the leading global mail and logistics company, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, today announced a global partnership to help improve vaccine supply chains in developing countries.
As immunisation programmes expand to deliver new, life-saving vaccines to more people, often in remote areas, they are increasingly constrained by outdated supply chains. With vaccine volumes continuing to increase and the persistence of often weak or broken health systems, there is a critical need for improvements in immunisation supply chain infrastructure.
Over the next three years, the new partnership will be vital in helping to provide countries with efficient supply chain solutions to improve healthcare delivery. Deutsche Post DHL Group’s industry-leading logistics expertise in life sciences and healthcare, combined with the global DHL transportation network, will help countries overcome challenges, and make the vaccine supply chain more efficient…

18 January 2017
Gavi and Unilever’s Lifebuoy join forces to tackle preventable diseases and save children’s lives
Ground-breaking partnership will raise awareness of the power of immunisation and of handwashing with soap to accelerate child survival efforts
Davos, Switzerland, 18 January 2017 – Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Lifebuoy, Unilever’s leading health soap brand, have launched an innovative partnership to protect children under five from illnesses and premature death. By promoting handwashing with soap and immunisation together – two of the most cost-effective child survival interventions – the partnership aims to improve and save many young lives in India.

::::::