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During the first week of May, Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Senior Program Officers Devendra Gnawali and Mariya Savchuk were in Phnom Penh, Cambodia where they met with  counterparts working on immunization financing issues and organized Sabin’s fifth SIF briefing in that country.

In April 2013, an agreement was signed by Sabin and the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE), making Vietnam the newest Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program country.  To kick it off, NIHE and Sabin jointly sponsored a subnational briefing in Da Nang on 13 May.

Budgeting for Routine Immunization

Immunization costs are increasing, and the world’s 71 poorest countries depend highly on external partners to finance their national immunization (EPI) programs. External funding has increased in recent years but have governments kept pace? The graph below shows government budgets on routine immunization. Reported values were collected from national counterparts but have not been officially released.

Sabin’s Sustainable Immunization Financing Program works with eighteen African and Asian countries to find ways to increase their national immunization program investments.

The Gates Foundation recognized Sabin senior program officer Dr. Hélène Mambu-ma-Disu in particular for her work in establishing sustainable immunization financing in African countries.

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