When the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) begins today in Geneva, Switzerland, it will be one of historic measure. Not only because the WHA be electing a new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), but also because of its sheer scope.

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.

Access & Uptake

Despite scientific advances and international support, 1.5 million children still die each year from diseases that could have been prevented by routine immunization. Sabin works with key decision makers and immunization experts at the country and global level to build resilient, sustainable national immunization programs to reach every child.

European Leaders Gather in Georgia for Regional Workshop on Immunization Legislation

TBILISI, GEORGIA — March 1, 2017 — Today, the Sabin Vaccine Institute and the Government of Georgia assembled senior officials from Armenia, Georgia and Moldova to develop legislative roadmaps that will support the sustainability of national immunization programs to protect more than 16.6 million people.
03.01.17 to 03.02.17
Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Tbilisi, Georgia

Mortality rates in Latin America have declined over the past century, due in part to the institutionalization of key public health programs.

Dr. Ben Anyene has the daunting job of helping the Nigerian government find ways to pay for the immunization of the 5.3 million children born in the country each year. Dr.

Sabin Vaccine Institute Awarded Funding to Advance Country Ownership of Immunization

WASHINGTON, D.C. — August 25, 2016 — The Sabin Vaccine Institute announced today that it has received an award of US$468,328 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support initiatives to improve sustainable immunization financing. The project, conducted in partnership with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), will support sustainable financing, planning and decision-making for immunization programs in low- and middle-income countries. The program will launch in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal and Kenya in 2016.
Last month, the Sabin Vaccine Institute gathered 126 representatives from 17 countries for the Third Colloquium on Sustainable Immunization Financing. Members of Parliament, officials from Ministries of Health, Finance and other national and subnational ministries, and international partners joined to exchange ideas and experiences in developing innovative, long-term financing solutions for immunization.

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