Achieving MDG 4: The power of vaccines and partnership to tackle the major child killers


Organizer: UNICEF & GAVI
Event dates: 20 September 2010
Venue: UNICEF House

  • Highlight the value of partnerships in achieving complex goals such as MDG 4. Demonstrate that the partnership between the GAVI Alliance, UNICEF and WHO has and will play an essential role in the global effort to achieve MDG 4. Now is the time to accelerate this synergy to tackle the major causes of child deaths through scaling up the roll out of pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines as a vital part of an integrated approach to the prevention and control of pneumonia and diarrhoea.
  • Highlight the successes and potential in reducing child mortality through immunization and other facility and community-based interventions. Highlight remaining challenges in ensuring that those in greatest need have access to new vaccines and other child survival.