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Canada and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

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About Gavi

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, is a health partnership that supports immunization access in 57 low- and middle-income countries. Gavi works with public and private partners. They provide new and underused vaccines to children living in some of the world’s most vulnerable and marginalized communities.

Gavi helps buy and deliver vaccines that immunize children against 19 infectious diseases, including:

Since its beginnings, Gavi has vaccinated more than 1 billion children and saved an estimated 17 million lives (2023 figures). However roughly 1.5 million children die from vaccine-preventable illness every year. Nearly 20 million infants are still not able to access life-saving vaccines.

Effective investment in global health

Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective investments in global health. Gavi’s work aligns with Canada’s 10-Year Commitment to Global Health and Rights.

Canada and Gavi are long-term partners. Canada has been a member of the Gavi Board since its creation. To date, Canada has provided Gavi with more than $1.6 billion in core funding.

Our work with Gavi focuses on:


As of 2023, with the help of Canada and other donors, Gavi has achieved the following results:

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