Bolivia, Haiti, Honduras and Nicaragua were honored for their achievements in immunization during the GAVI Alliance Partners' Forum, held 5-7 December in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Honduras and Nicaragua won GAVI's Best Immunization Performance Award for achievingvery high and high, respectively, rates of vaccine coverage. Haiti won GAVI's Introduction of New Vaccines Award and a Resilience Award. Bolivia was awarded GAVI's Co-financing & Sustainability Award, which recognizes countries that have exceeded GAVI's requirements for co-financing of vaccines.
The GAVI Alliance awards honor countries and individuals who have helped expand to access to immunization in developing countries. In all, 13 countries were recognized this year, along with government leaders, parliamentarians and civil society groups.
The GAVI Alliance is a public-private global health partnership created in 2000 to save children's lives and protect people's health by increasing access to immunization in the world's poorest countries.
For more information visit http://www.gavialliance.org/partnersforum2012/awards/