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 of 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.