This post is part of our World Immunization Week blog series. Stay tuned for more blogs highlighting the benefits of immunization and the work Sabin is doing to support immunization programs worldwide. 

Passing through a leafy neighborhood of Brazzaville, we turn into the well kept confines of the national immunization program. Each office is named for its function: Surveillance, Statistics and Data Management and so on.

Sierra Leone’s members of parliament (MPs) are driving forward progress on immunization goals within their country. Yet many MPs who were instrumental in defending immunization budgets and pushing forward legislation were not re-elected this year.

Indonesia

 

Health system and EPI Program

Indonesia launched its national immunization program in 1977. The program progressed steadily. The country has been polio-free since 2006. Maternal and neonatal tetanus has been eliminated from 87% of the country.  Measles is targeted for elimination by 2018, rubella by 2020. The Ministry of Health has set a target of 100% full immunization coverage by 2014, a target all but 1% of jurisdictions have achieved. WHO and UNICEF estimate that 81% of children were fully immunized in 2012.

Sabin is happy to announce the arrival of our 2012 Annual Report, featuring highlights from our three programs – Vaccine Advocacy and Education, The

At Sabin’s Second Sustainable Immunization Financing Colloquium, held in Dakar, Senegal on 5-6 August, 2013, we had the chance to get a few thoughts from Zangad Bayanselenge, Member of the Great State of Hural and Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Policy, Education, Culture and Scien

Country Laws and Regulations Related to Immunization

SIF countries: 
  • Cambodia (Draft Act on Immunization, July 2013)
  • Kenya (Draft Immunization Law 1; Drfat Immunization Law (1b))
  • Liberia (Amendment to the Public Health Act, Children’s Law)
  • Mongolia (Drugs Act, Public Procurement Act, Health Act, Immunization Law, Law on Government Special Funds, Government Regulation No 67 (Procedure of National Immunization Fund)
  • Nepal ( Draft Immunization Law, Draft Immunization Fund Regulation) 
  • Sri Lanka (Draft National Immunization Policy)
  • Uganda (Draft Immunization Bill)
  • Vietnam (La

By: Alexa Bednarz

This post was originally published on the Gates Foundation's Impatient Optimists blog. 

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