Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals


Global vaccine action plan 2011-2020

The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) ― endorsed by the 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly in May 2012 ― is a framework to prevent millions of deaths by 2020 through more equitable access to existing vaccines for people in all communities. The Plan aims to strengthen routine immunization to meet vaccination coverage targets, accelerate control of vaccine-preventable diseases with polio eradication as the first milestone, introduce new and improved vaccines and spur research and development for the next generation of vaccines and technologies. The plan is expected to reduce global childhood mortality, surpassing the United Nations Millennium Development Goal 4 target to reduce by two-thirds the under-five mortality rate.

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