September 11, 2012
2011 Annual Report
September 11, 2012
On behalf of the trustees, management and staff of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, we are pleased to share our most significant accomplishments from the past year in our 2011 annual report.
Fiscal sustainability is the key to safeguarding public health and building healthy, thriving populations.
In accordance with the GAVI model, we believe self-sufficiency must be the ultimate goal of national immunization programs. In the short term, many countries will need to mobilize and efficiently use both domestic and supplementary external resources to achieve their stated immunization financing goals. This approach allows countries to develop secured, long-term funding arrangements as they build stable, high-performing immunization systems.
Preventing typhoid can change communities. The primary goal of the Coalition is to define the barriers for the adoption of typhoid vaccines in the communities where they are needed most and the key activities that are needed to overcome them.
Sabin is part of the Dengue Vaccine Initiative (DVI), a consortium of organizations working to lay the groundwork for dengue vaccine introduction in endemic areas so that, once licensed, vaccines to prevent dengue will be swiftly adopted. A collaboration between Sabin, the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), the International Vaccine Access Center at the Johns Hopkins University (IVAC), and the World Health Organization (WHO), DVI works to support improved diagnosis, surveillance and development of vaccines to control dengue.
Health system and EPI Program
In 1996, following decades of civil war, Cambodia undertook to reform its healthcare system.
Public health services are delivered through 76 health districts. The districts, which do not correspond to political jurisdictions, prepare annual plans and administer 930 health centers. A cadre of supervisors links the central level with 24 provincial health departments.
When it comes to children’s health, vaccination has proven to be a wise investment. Vaccinating children not only prevents unnecessary suffering and death but also promotes the development of healthier, more productive families, communities and societies.