Canada and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is a global health partnership that provides immunizations to the world’s poorest people.

Established in 2000, Gavi works with private partners to provide new and underused vaccines to developing countries that cannot afford them.

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 580 million children and saved an estimated 8 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

Recognizing 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 longstanding partner of Gavi and we have been a member of the Gavi Board since its inception.

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:

Upcoming events

Canada, as lead donor for the Multilateral Organization Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) Review of Gavi, will be presenting the report in Geneva in Spring 2017.


As of 2015, with the help of Canada and other donors, Gavi has achieved the following results:

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