12 Nov GAVI Marks WPD and the 1 Year Anniversary of Vaccines
On November 11, 2011, GAVI held a special event to mark World Pneumonia Day 2011 and the first anniversary of the introduction of vaccines against pneumococccal disease. Co-hosted by GAVI Alliance Deputy CEO Helen Evans and Australian Ambassador Peter Woolcott, the event featured speakers Dr. Tom Mboya, Kenya’s Ambassador in Geneva, who read a powerful statement from President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya, and Dr Orin Levine, Executive Director of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC).
Students from the International School of Geneva were also given awards for their World Pneumonia Day photography exhibition. The event held at GAVI Secretariat was attended by ambassadors, global health experts and many GAVI partners and ended with a group photograph.
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