Kenya

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).

Since late 2008, the Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program has been operating in twelve African, and three Asian pilot countries.

Recently there has been a great deal of good news for children suffering from vaccine-preventable diseases.

On 8 September, SIF Senior Program Officer Diana Kizza and two members of the Kenyan Pediatric Society briefed six Kenyan MPs on immunization financing issues in the country. It was the country’s first such Sabin-organized briefing. Six of eleven Parliamentary Health Committee members attended.
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