Armenia

The Republic of Armenia is pursuing a financially sustainable public immunization program through legislation and enhanced budget oversight. Sabin’s Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program began its efforts in Armenia in March 2015.

National Immunization Program Structure

The Armenian EPI is managed through two Ministry of Health entities: the State Hygiene and Anti-epidemic Inspection (SHAEI) and the National Center for Disease Control.

Armenia's Progress to Date

Government Spending on Immunization

Photo: Mongolian and Indonesian delegates, with the support of SIF’s Dr. Khongorzul Dari, make suggestions to Indonesia’s immunization law during the Asia Peer Review Workshop on Sustainable Immunization Financing.

Pictured above: Nepal's President, Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, with Sustainable Immunization Financing Senior Program Officer Devendra Gnawali, and delegates from Rotary International/Nepal: Mr. Rabindra Piya, Rtn. Ram Prasad Bhandari, Rtn. Rabindra Jang Thapa, Rtn. Gopal Pokhrel and Rtn.

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

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