Country Overview

  • Immunization legislation passed
  • Immunization fund institutionalized
  • Advocacy network under development
  • Subnational resource tracking under development

National Immunization Program (NIP)
The Mongolia NIP is located in the Ministry of Health (MOH).


Country Overview
The immunization law has been passed by one of two houses of parliament
The domestic advocacy network has been established, meets bi-weekly, and has an official Terms of Reference.

Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI)
The Liberian EPI is in the Preventative Services Division, Health Services Department, Ministry of Health & Social Welfare (MOHSW).


Country Overview

  • Public immunization fund is established. Vaccine procurement fund is under discussion.
  • Two laws are under development which address immunization financing.
  • Domestic advocacy network is under development.

Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI)
The Kenyan EPI is in the Immunization Division, Department of Family Health, Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MOPHS).


Country Overview

  • Financing mechanism under conceptualization
  • Resource tracking in high demand
  • Legislative review under conceptualization

Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI)
The Ethiopian EPI is in the Ministry of Health (MOH).


Country Overview

  • Domestic advocacy network established and institutionalized
  • Private fund and public fund for immunization under development
  • Draft legislation under development

Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI)
The Cameroonian EPI is its own division within the Ministry of Health (MOH).


Even if political will exists, legislative guarantees of publicly provided vaccination are sometimes lacking or insufficient, and few countries have up-to-date legislation. Ideally, a vaccination law should contain a range of provisions, including means of EPI financing, vaccine procurement mechanisms, vaccination regulations.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo’s southwestern city of Matadi, a review of the country’s Comprehensive Multi-Year Plan (cMYP) for immunization for 2011-2015 took place from August 20-25.


Cambodia Overview

  • Draft immunization law under development, immunization sub-decree being conceptualized
  • Improved resource tracking practice being conceptualized

National Immunization Program (NIP)
The Cambodian NIP is in the Health Directorate, Ministry of Health (MOH).

Vaccine Advocacy and Education

The Vaccine Advocacy and Education program at Sabin is dedicated to reducing the burden of preventable diseases by bringing together key stakeholders and leaders in government, private sector and civil society in order to foster cooperation, share information and best practices, and develop improved vaccine policy and access.


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