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 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

By: Alexa Bednarz

This post was originally published on the Gates Foundation's Impatient Optimists blog. 

Earlier this month, the Sabin Vaccine Institute invited individuals to participate in a survey of current knowledge and practices related to the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP).


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