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Canada and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance is a health partnership that provides immunizations to the world’s poorest people. Created in 2000, Gavi works with public and private partners to provide new and underused vaccines to children living in the world’s poorest countries.

Gavi supports vaccines that immunize children against pneumonia, diarrhea and meningitis, some of the world’s leading killers of children.

To date, Gavi has immunized more than 640 million children and saved an estimated 9 million lives. Yet, approximately 1.5 million children die from vaccine-preventable illness every year and 19 million infants are still not able to access life-saving vaccines.

Effective investment in global health

Immunization is one of the most cost effective investments in global health. Gavi’s work aligns with Canada’s focus on the health and rights of women and children.

Canada is a long term partner of Gavi and we have been a member of the Gavi Board since its creation.

Board seats are held by:

Canada’s support for Gavi

To date, Canada has provided more than 1 billion in funding to Gavi.

Our work with Gavi focuses on:


As of 2016, with the help of Canada and other donors, Gavi has achieved the following results:

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