Senator Sefiu Adegbenga Kaka was one of the prime movers behind the drafting and passage of the Nigeria’s National Health Bill, passed in February 2014.

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, more than doubled its immunization budget from 2010-2012 and that budget continues to grow.

By: Jonas Mbwangue, Senior Program Officer, Sabin Vaccine Institute Sustainable Immunization Program

This post is part of our World Immunization Week blog series. Stay tuned for more blogs highlighting the benefits of immunization and the work Sabin is doing to support immunization programs worldwide. 

Passing through a leafy neighborhood of Brazzaville, we turn into the well kept confines of the national immunization program. Each office is named for its function: Surveillance, Statistics and Data Management and so on.

Indonesia

Indonesia is pursuing financial sustainability for its immunization services through legislation and expenditure tracking. The Sabin Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program began its efforts in Indonesia in July 2013.

Immunization Program Structure

Indonesia’s National Immunization Program (NIP) is located in the Immunization and Quarantine Directorate, Division of Communicable Disease Control and Environmental Health, Ministry of Health (MOH).

Country Laws and Regulations Related to Immunization

SIF countries: 
  • Cambodia (Draft Act on Immunization, July 2013)
  • Kenya (Draft Immunization Law 1; Drfat Immunization Law (1b))
  • Liberia (Amendment to the Public Health Act, Children’s Law)
  • Mongolia (Drugs Act, Public Procurement Act, Health Act, Immunization Law, Law on Government Special Funds, Government Regulation No 67 (Procedure of National Immunization Fund)
  • Nepal ( Draft Immunization Law, Draft Immunization Fund Regulation) 
  • Sri Lanka (Draft National Immunization Policy)
  • Uganda (Draft Immunization Bill)
  • Vietnam (La

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