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Cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths among women in Latin America and the Caribbean. For example, of the 80,000 new cases and 36,000 cervical cancer deaths reported in the Americas in 2008 alone, Latin American and Caribbean countries accounted for the vast majority.

09/17/2012

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Uganda

Country Overview

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

Ugandan National Expanded Program on Immunization (UNEPI)
The UNEPI is in the Directorate of Clinical and Community Services, Department of National Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health (MOH).

Sierra Leone

Country Overview

  • Resource tracking is operational.
  • The draft immunization law is being conceptualized.
  • The domestic advocacy network has been established and has an official structure and Terms of Reference.

Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI)
The Sierra Leonean EPI is in the Medical Services Directorate, Primary Health Care Division, Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS).

Nigeria

Country Overview

  • The health law, which guarantees public immunization financing, has been passed by parliament and approved by the president.
  • The domestic advocacy network has been established, meets bi-weekly, and has an official Terms of Reference.

National Program on Immunization (NPI)
The NPI is located in the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), a parastatal institution.

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