Immunization Policy & Financing
Sabin’s Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program enables countries to take long-term financial ownership over their immunization programs. SIF Program countries develop institutional solutions such as legislation, immunization financing arrangements, domestic advocacy coalitions, financial management and Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) implementation to secure sustainable financing of their immunization programs. The SIF Program facilitates and catalyzes these processes through organizing workshops, peer-to-peer exchanges and informational sessions among the national working peers.
The Global Immunization Financing Landscape
Vaccines are an essential public good that governments provide to their citizens. Vaccine costs are rising, often faster than public immunization budgets are expanding. Many countries currently eligible for financial support from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance are graduating or will soon graduate from this support. These countries must therefore depend on domestic sources to maintain or improve their immunization programs.
Where We Work
All of the SIF Program’s 22 countries fall in this set. In each, sustainability solutions are being conceptualized, implemented, or systematized. Working in 12 African, six Asian and four Eastern European countries, the SIF Program forges links across the countries, encouraging coordination and healthy competition among them.
Six Senior Program Officers (SPOs) located in field offices across the SIF Program regions work with counterparts in government ministries and parliaments, subnational decision makers, and the private sector to develop innovative sustainability solutions.