Civil society organisations (CSOs) help advance Gavi’s vision of a world where all children are reached with life-saving vaccines. CSOs – including NGOs, advocacy organisations, professional and community associations, FBOs and academia – support Gavi across a wide spectrum of activities. The Gavi CSO Secretariat is currently hosted by IFRC.
RCRC National Societies have a long history supporting measles elimination and rubella reduction goals. American Red Cross is a founding partner of the Measles & Rubella Initiative; which aims to reach the measles and rubella elimination goals outlined in the Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020. Numerous National Societies, including in Benin, Burundi, Malawi, Indonesia, Mozambique and Kenya support social mobilization, logistics, and coordination efforts for measles vaccination campaigns.
The ICG was established in 1997 as a mechanism to manage and coordinate the provision of emergency vaccine supplies and antibiotics to countries during major outbreaks. The ICG works to improve cooperation and coordination of epidemic preparedness and response. The ICG is made up of four member agencies: IFRC, MSF, UNICEF and WHO. Additional expertise and technical advice is provided on a case-by-case basis.
IFRC engages with global immunization stakeholders through the Demand Hub in an effort to harmonize, align and coordinate demand-driven solutions to low coverage, vaccine hesitancy, and pockets of missed children. The Demand Hub, which meets on an ad hoc basis, shares experiences and encourages partnerships that can be utilized to support country goals.
IFRC chairs the working group for the Outbreaks and Emergencies strategic pillar of the forthcoming Immunization Agenda 2030. This global strategy will continue the work of the Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020. The working group brings together experts to develop comprehensive guidance for implementing routine immunization and outbreak response and preparedness in humanitarian and emergency settings.