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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).


Country Overview
The health law, which guarantees public immunization financing, has been passed by parliament and approved by the president.

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


Country Overview

  • Immunization law tabled in parliament for vote
  • Public immunization fund established, private immunization fund under development
  • Resource tracking operational at national level
  • GVAP milestones featured in two national work plans

National Immunization Program (NIP)
The Nepali NIP is in the Child Health Division (CHD), Department of Health Services (DOHS), Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP).


Country Overview

  • Immunization legislation passed
  • Immunization fund institutionalized
  • Advocacy network under development
  • Subnational resource tracking under development

National Immunization Program (NIP)
The Mongolia NIP is located in the Ministry of Health (MOH).


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