About IAVI

IAVI fast facts

IAVI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. In 2022, IAVI had a $128M revenue: 75.6% governments; 24.1% foundations; 0.3% other sources.

>25 years of breakthrough vaccine and antibody research

Staff in 7 countries: India, Kenya, Netherlands, South Africa, Uganda, U.K., U.S.

4 laboratories: Brooklyn, New York; Faridabad, India; La Jolla, California; and London, U.K.

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What we do

IAVI is a nonprofit scientific research organization with offices and labs in Africa, India, Europe, and the U.S. We are scientists, researchers, advocates, activists, administrators, and innovators. We are experts in vaccine and antibody discovery, development, and clinical research.

IAVI was founded in 1996 with a mission to develop a safe, affordable, globally accessible HIV vaccine. We are still dedicated to fulfilling our original mission. While we continue to work toward an HIV vaccine, we are also applying our capabilities, expertise, and partnerships toward:

  • Other HIV prevention methods: existing tools are effective but not globally accessible.
  • Tuberculosis vaccines: one vaccine exists but its use is limited.
  • Emerging infectious diseases vaccines: many emerging infectious diseases lack vaccines to prevent them; for those that exist, access and widespread availability during outbreaks are limited.

HIV, tuberculosis, and emerging infectious diseases are all marked by their persistence — even with some available vaccines and treatments — and exact a heavy personal toll, including financially. People living in poverty experience a disproportionate burden of that toll.

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Our locations

IAVI Africa

  • Cape Town Office, South Africa
  • Nairobi Office, Kenya

IAVI Europe

  • Amsterdam Office, The Netherlands
  • Human Immunology Lab, London, U.K.

IAVI India

  • Gurugram, Haryana Office
  • Antibody Translational Research Program, IAVI-THSTI, Faridabad


  • New York Office
  • Vaccine Design & Development Lab, New York
  • Neutralizing Antibody Center, California

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Twenty-five years of global health milestones

IAVI’s timeline