Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is pursuing financial sustainability for its immunization services through expenditure tracking. The Sabin Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program began its efforts in Sri Lanka in December 2008.

Immunization Program Structure

Sri Lanka’s immunization services are managed by the Epidemiology Unit, located in the Family Health Bureau, Ministry of Health (MOH).

Sri Lanka’s Progress to Date

Government Spending on Immunization

Vaccination Financing Mechanism

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is pursuing financial sustainability for its immunization services through legislation and expenditure tracking. The Sabin Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program began its efforts in Sierra Leone in October 2008.

Immunization Program Structure

Sierra Leone’s Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) is located in the Medical Services Directorate, Primary Health Care Division, Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS).

Sierra Leone’s Progress to Date

Government Spending on Immunization

Nigeria

Nigeria is pursuing financial sustainability for its immunization services through a new financing arrangement, budget advocacy and legislation. The Sabin Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program began its efforts in Nigeria in February 2009.

Immunization Program Structure

The National Program on Immunization (NPI) is located in the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), a parastatal institution under the Federal Ministry of Health.

Nepal

Nepal is pursuing financial sustainability for its immunization services through legislation, expenditure tracking and new financing arrangements. The Sabin Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program began its efforts in Nepal in December 2008.

National Immunization Program

The Nepali National Immunization Program (NIP) is in the Child Health Division (CHD), Department of Health Services (DOHS), Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP).

Nepal’s Progress to Date

Government Spending on Immunization

Mongolia

Mongolia is pursuing financial sustainability for its immunization services primarily through expenditure tracking. The Sabin Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program began its efforts in Mongolia in June 2012.

Immunization Program Structure

Mongolia’s National Immunization Program (NIP) is located in the National Center for Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health (MOH).

Mongolia’s Progress to Date

Government Spending on Immunization

Legislation for Sustainability

Liberia

Liberia is pursuing financial sustainability for its immunization services through legislation and expenditure tracking. The Sabin Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program began its efforts in Liberia in November 2008.

Immunization Program Structure

Liberia’s Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) is located in the Preventative Services Division, Health Services Department, Ministry of Health & Social Welfare (MOHSW).

Liberia’s Progress to Date

Government Spending on Immunization

Kenya

Kenya is pursuing financial sustainability for its immunization services through a new financing arrangement. The Sabin Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program began its efforts in Kenya in October 2008.

Immunization Program Structure

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

Kenya’s Progress to Date

Government Spending on Immunization

Cameroon

Cameroon is pursuing financial sustainability for its routine immunization services through new financing arrangements, budget advocacy and resource tracking. The Sabin Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program began its efforts in Cameroon in October 2008.

Immunization Program Structure

Cameroon’s Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) is a division within the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Cameroon’s Progress to Date

Government Spending on Immunization

Legislation

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.

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