By Dr. Jon Andrus, Executive Vice President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and Director of the Vaccine Advocacy and Education Program

Professor Annelies Wilder-Smith Named New Senior Advisor to Dengue Vaccine Initiative

WASHINGTON, DC – March 6, 2015 – The members of the Dengue Vaccine Initiative (DVI) consortium, the International Vaccine Institute, the Johns Hopkins University International Vaccine Access Center, the Sabin Vaccine Institute and the World Health Organization, are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Annelies Wilder-Smith as Senior Advisor to the DVI, effective immediately.

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is pursuing financial sustainability for its immunization services through legislation. Sabin’s Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program worked with officials in Uzbekistan from 2015 to 2017

Immunization Program Structure

Uzbekistan’s National Immunization Program (NIP) is located in the Department on Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance, Ministry of Health.

Uzbekistan’s Progress

Government Spending on Immunization

Legislation for Sustainability

Moldova

Moldova is pursuing financial sustainability for immunization services through legislation. Sabin’s Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program worked with officials in Moldova from 2015 to 2018.

Immunization Program Structure

Moldova’s National Immunization Program (NIP) is located within the Ministry of Health and is managed by the National Center of Public Health.

Moldova’s Progress

Government Spending on Immunization

Legislation for Sustainability

Georgia

Georgia is reviewing existing legislation and tracking expenditures to secure sustainable financing for its national immunization program. Sabin’s Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program worked with officials in Georgia from 2014 to 2018.

Immunization Program Structure

The Republic of Georgia’s National Immunization Program (NIP) is located in the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC).

Georgia's Progress 

Government Spending on Immunization

Legislation for Sustainability

Armenia

The Republic of Armenia is pursuing a financially sustainable public immunization program through legislation and enhanced budget oversight. Sabin’s Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program worked with officials in Armenia from 2015 to 2017.

National Immunization Program Structure

The Armenian EPI is managed through two Ministry of Health entities: the State Hygiene and Anti-epidemic Inspection (SHAEI) and the National Center for Disease Control.

Armenia's Progress

Government Spending on Immunization

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