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Civil society organisations (CSOs) play a crucial role in immunisation, and maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). More than 4000 CSOs - including non-governmental organisations, advocacy organisations, professional and community associations, faith-based organisations and academia from around the world - come together to form the Gavi CSO Constituency. Together we help advance Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance vision of a world where all children are reached with life-saving vaccines.
 
The role of CSOs in immunisation is multi-faceted and includes: direct service provision, creating demand for immunisation and child health services, advocating for increased access to immunisation and acting as a watchdog to ensure that government and international actors are accountable to the people and communities they serve. CSOs have one seat on the Gavi Board and also participate in Board committees and task teams.
 
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Latest News

 
THE GAVI CSO STEERING COMMITTEE RESUMES ITS SPRING 2018 SPRING MEETING
 
 
Dear Gavi CSO Constituency Members and Friends,
 
The Gavi CSO Steering Committee has just met in Geneva for its bi-annual face-to-face meeting, which took place from April 29 to May 1st. The main take-aways from this meetings are as follows:
- CSO positions were agreed for the upcoming Gavi PPC meeting
- New models for future support to CSOs in the countries were discussed
- Upcoming priorities such as the Mid-Term Review and Vaccine Investment Strategy were discussed with representatives of the Gavi Secretariat
- 3 new members were welcomed into the Steering Committee and
- 3 were warmly thanked for their contribution as they finished their 3-years term
- Mr. Frank Mahoney from the IFRC was elected as Vice-Chair of the Steering Committee
- Last but not least, Mrs. Lubna Hashmat from CHIP Pakistan took her functions as the new Chair of the Steering Committee

You will soon be able to read a full report of the meeting record, stay stuned for more news!
 
Kind regards
Your Steering Committee