Uzbekistan is pursuing financial sustainability for its immunization services through legislation. The Sabin Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program began its efforts in Uzbekistan in September 2015.
Immunization Program Structure
Uzbekistan’s National Immunization Program (NIP) is located in the Department on Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance, Ministry of Health.
Uzbekistan’s Progress to Date
Over the period 2006-2014, Uzbekistan’s Gross National Income increased from US$600 to $2,090 per capita, a 248 percent increase. According to the WHO/UNICEF Joint Reporting Form (JRF), the Uzbekistani government spent $2 on routine immunization per surviving infant in 2006. By 2014, this figure had risen to $13, more than a six-fold increase. In addition, the government share of total routine immunization expenditures rose from 64 percent to 72 percent over the period. Since 2010, Uzbekistan has reported inconsistently on JRF financial indicators. The data nevertheless suggest that Uzbekistan has progressed towards country ownership of its immunization program. Among SIF countries, Uzbekistan ranked 10th in terms of routine immunization spending per surviving infant in 2016.
Uzbekistan enacted its Law on the Sanitary & Epidemiological Welfare of the Population in August 2015. The law defines the responsibilities of immunization authorities within government and is intended to promote greater accountability.
The NIP and Ministry of Health Economics & Funding Forecasting Directorate are analyzing immunization-related legislation.
SIF provides a tool for analyzing how efficiently recent immunization budgets have been executed. In April 2016, the NIP team completed the SIF budget flow analysis for 2010-15. The analysis revealed the approved budget for immunizations sextupled from 2010 to 2016.
- April 2016: Sabin Senior Program Officer orients counterparts to SIF budget flow analysis tool
- September 2015: Sabin Senior Program Officer introduces SIF program to Uzbekistani Parliamentary Labor & Social Affairs Committee, NIP team, and the MOH Economics, Finance, & Forecasting Directorate
Last Updated July 12, 2016