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. 

Council Members

  • Ciro A. de Quadros, Co-Chair, USA
     
  • Orin Levine, Co-Chair, USA
     
  • Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Pakistan
     
  • Lulu C. Bravo, Philippines
     
  • Sergio Cabral, Brazil
     
  • Ron Dagan, Israel
     
  • Calil Farhat (in memorium), Brazil
     
  • Jesus M. Feris, Dominican Republic

  • Javier Garau, Spain
     
  • Najwa Khuri-Bulos, Jordan
     
  • Keith P. Klugman, USA,

World Pneumonia Day

The fourth annual World Pneumonia Day was held on November 12, 2012. World Pneumonia Day was launched in 2009 by a broad coalition of public and nonprofit organizations—including the Sabin Vaccine Institute and PACE—to mobilize efforts to fight a neglected disease that kills more than two million children under age five every year.

Call to Action

Pneumococcal disease kills 1.6 million people each year – including 800,000 children under the age of five - and is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. Vaccines are available now to safely and effectively protect children and adults against most pneumococcal infections. With increased awareness about this disease, and a commitment to purchase and deliver pneumococcal vaccines to children around the globe, we can save an estimated 5.4 million children’s lives by 2030. 

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