Cameroon

Country Overview

  • Domestic advocacy network established and institutionalized
  • Private fund and public fund for immunization under development
  • Draft legislation under development

Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI)
The Cameroonian EPI is its own division within the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Case for Sustainability

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.

Legislation

Even if political will exists, legislative guarantees of publicly provided vaccination are sometimes lacking or insufficient, and few countries have up-to-date legislation. Ideally, a vaccination law should contain a range of provisions, including means of EPI financing, vaccine procurement mechanisms, vaccination regulations.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo’s southwestern city of Matadi, a review of the country’s Comprehensive Multi-Year Plan (cMYP) for immunization for 2011-2015 took place from August 20-25.

Dengue Vaccine Initiative

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. 

Cambodia

Cambodia Overview

  • Draft immunization law under development, immunization sub-decree being conceptualized
  • Improved resource tracking practice being conceptualized

National Immunization Program (NIP)
The Cambodian NIP is in the Health Directorate, Ministry of Health (MOH).

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