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.

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.

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