Immunization programs all over the world face tight budgets and limited resources. This means that immunization managers, who are responsible for managing and integrating all elements of the program, don’t always get the necessary training and professional support.

The first Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa was held this week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The conference brought together government officials, advocates, religious leaders and partner organizations from across the continent, with ministry speakers from a dozen African countries.

In June 2015, immunization officials from Senegal, Mali and Cameroon came together in Dakar, Senegal, to discuss expenditure tracking mechanisms used by countries to improve budget accountability for immunization.

Today, Health Affairs released its February 2016 issue, focusing on the complex series of events leading to the development, purchase and eventual delivery of vaccines.

The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) has released its 2015 report assessing progress on immunization around the world.

As countries around the world expand their immunization programs to reach more children and to incorporate new and under-utilized vaccines, high implementation costs often exceed public immunization budgets.

Americans have forgotten our fear of polio. We think of it as a disease of our parents’ generation; a bygone threat. America has not seen a case of wild poliovirus since 1979.

On October 13, Mike McQuestion, Director of Sabin’s Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) program, spoke to officials in the parliament in Tbilisi, Georgia, lauding the country’s impressive performance on immunization and calling for other countries to follow its example.

Dr. Sazaly has been involved with dengue research for over 20 years and has also maintained strong research interest in emerging infectious diseases. His interest in dengue, in particular, is rooted in its knowledge gaps: “it is a fascinating disease needing a lot more research to take on.” In an interview with DVI, Dr. Sazaly shares more on his views of dengue prevention and control and needs in the dengue research field.

In countries around the world, cadres of information specialists work behind the scenes, tracking expenditures and keeping immunization managers informed of financial matters. They play a crucial part in helping to ensure that all people have access to vaccines. In Cameroon, Mr.

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