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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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Gavi CSO Connexions 2017 co-hosted by crs in nairobi

The Gavi CSO Constituency and Catholic Relief Services co-hosted Gavi CSO ConneXions 2017 from 18-20 September in Nairobi, Kenya. The event brought together leadership from 25 Gavi-supported country CSO platforms with the aim of facilitating information exchange between platforms on promising practices and lessons learned; strengthening partnerships between Gavi, the Gavi CSO Constituency and CSO platforms around the world; and building knowledge and skills in key technical areas related to immunisation, health systems strengthening, and platform governance.   


The CSO Reporting Framework, which is currently under development, was also presented to the participants, some of whom had supported its development and testing. The Framework is a comprehensive set of simple tools for use by CSOs in any country (whether Gavi-supported or not). It includes a visual diagram on CSO engagement, and summary pages with key questions and metrics. It focuses on helping CSOs work together to report on their collective impact and builds on what CSOs already do.  More information on the Framework will follow.