Immunization is one of the most cost-effective ways to save lives – preventing over 2 million child deaths each year.


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

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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