Children's Vaccine Initiative (CVI)

Initiative pour les vaccins de l'enfance
Iniciativa en pro de la Vacuna Infantil

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1990 New York NY USA


1990, New York NY (USA), at World Summit for Children, as a global coalition of public, nongovernmental and private sector organizations. Co-sponsored by: F-XF1393 - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (World Bank); F-XF1885 - The Rockefeller Foundation; F-XF3380 - UNICEF; E-XE3382 - UNDP; B-XB3548 - WHO. Ceased to exist, Jan 2000, when replaced by F-XF5953 - Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).


Prevent the death of millions of children from diseases that could be prevented by existing or future vaccines. To this end: offer a forum for those working at all stages in the vaccine "continuum" - research, development, production, regulation and quality assurance, supply, utilization and assessment of impact; maximize protection against infectious disease through development and utilization of safe, effective, easy-to-deliver and widely available vaccines; encourage international efforts to improve existing vaccines and methods of vaccination and to speed the development and adoption of new vaccines; raise awareness among policy makers of the value of immunization and of new vaccines about to become available; promote collaboration between the public sector and the private vaccine industry; harmonize requirements for licensing and production of vaccines; achieve a system of sustainable financing for vaccination services; encourage developing countries to take responsibility for buying and using vaccines; develop methods to help countries make informed decisions about whether or not to introduce a vaccine in their routine immunization programmes.


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Consultative Group (CG) (meeting every 2 years) comprises representatives of organizations, agencies, manufacturers and other entities concerned with vaccines and immunization. Scientific Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE), consists of internationally recognized experts from all sectors of the vaccine community. CVI Secretariat in Geneva (Switzerland), including Executive Secretary and Coordinator. Ad hoc working groups.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being



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