On October 13, Mike McQuestion, Director of Sabin’s Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) program, spoke to officials in the parliament in Tbilisi, Georgia, lauding the country’s impressive performance on immunization and calling for other countries to follow its example.

In countries around the world, cadres of information specialists work behind the scenes, tracking expenditures and keeping immunization managers informed of financial matters. They play a crucial part in helping to ensure that all people have access to vaccines. In Cameroon, Mr.

Uzbekistan

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

Government Spending on Immunization

Legislation for Sustainability

Moldova

Moldova is pursuing financial sustainability for immunization services through legislation. The Sabin Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program began its efforts in Moldova in July 2015.

Immunization Program Structure

Moldova’s National Immunization Program (NIP) is located within the Ministry of Health and is managed by the National Center of Public Health.

Moldova’s Progress to Date

Government Spending on Immunization

Legislation for Sustainability

Georgia

Georgia is reviewing existing legislation and tracking expenditures to secure sustainable financing for its national immunization program. Sabin’s Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program began working in Georgia in July 2014.

Immunization Program Structure

The Republic of Georgia’s National Immunization Program (NIP) is located in the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC).

Georgia's Progress to Date

Government Spending on Immunization

Legislation for Sustainability

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