Children's Vaccine Initiative (CVI)

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

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History

1990, New York NY (USA), at World Summit for Children, as a global coalition of public, nongovernmental and private sector organizations. Co-sponsored by: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (World Bank); The Rockefeller Foundation; United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); World Health Organization (WHO). Ceased to exist, Jan 2000, when replaced by Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).

Aims

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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Activities

Strategic Plan drawn up by CVI Task Force on Strategic Planning (TFSP) indicates current and potential impact of vaccines, those most urgently needed and the work required to bring them into existence and widespread use. Programme components: 1. Consensus development - strategic planning and priority setting; 2. Strategy coordination for priority vaccines - product development, introduction and quality; 3. Advocacy, information exchange and resource mobilization; 4. Regional vaccine initiatives; 5. Secretariat management support. Action agendas include introduction of Hib vaccine against meningitis and of vaccine against pneumococcal infections. Undertakes analytical studies and develops new methods. Organizes conferences and meetings.

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Subjects *

  • Life
    • Death
  • Medicine
    • Physiology
    • Pathology
  • Society
    • Infants
  • Societal Problems
    • Protection
    • Epidemics
  • Health Care
    • WHO Bodies

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

UIA Org ID

K1436

Last News Received

2001
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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