Diana Kizza-Mugenzi, a health economist, is the SIF Senior Program Officer (SPO) for the Eastern African countries of Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. She resides in Kampala, Uganda.
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.