Dr. Ben Anyene has the daunting job of helping the Nigerian government find ways to pay for the immunization of the 5.3 million children born in the country each year. Dr.

Sabin Vaccine Institute Awarded Funding to Advance Country Ownership of Immunization

WASHINGTON, D.C. — August 25, 2016 — The Sabin Vaccine Institute announced today that it has received an award of US$468,328 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support initiatives to improve sustainable immunization financing. The project, conducted in partnership with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), will support sustainable financing, planning and decision-making for immunization programs in low- and middle-income countries. The program will launch in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal and Kenya in 2016.
Last month, the Sabin Vaccine Institute gathered 126 representatives from 17 countries for the Third Colloquium on Sustainable Immunization Financing. Members of Parliament, officials from Ministries of Health, Finance and other national and subnational ministries, and international partners joined to exchange ideas and experiences in developing innovative, long-term financing solutions for immunization.
Mike McQuestion, Ph.D., M.P.H., served as Director of Sabin's Sustainable Immunization Financing program from 2007-2016. Prior to his work with Sabin, Dr.

Countries Showcase Innovations for Sustainable Funding of Immunization at Kathmandu Conference

KATHMANDU, NEPAL — July 19, 2016 — The Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program today assembled senior officials from 21 countries to share their successes in increasing government budget allocations for national immunization programs. Greater political commitment and advocacy are building the momentum needed for countries to fully finance their immunization programs by 2020 and achieve the goals set forth in the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP).

Immunization is one of the most cost-effective ways to save lives – preventing over 2 million child deaths each year.

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