Vaccination is among the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century, banishing feared diseases from the lives of those fortunate enough to be immunized. But 1.5 million people continue to die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Access & Uptake
Indonesia is pursuing financial sustainability for its immunization services through legislation and expenditure tracking. Sabin’s Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program worked with officials in Indonesia from 2013 to 2016.
Immunization Program Structure
Indonesia’s National Immunization Program (NIP) is located in the Immunization and Quarantine Directorate, Division of Communicable Disease Control and Environmental Health, Ministry of Health (MOH).
The Pneumococcal Awareness Council of Experts (PACE), a project of Sabin launched in 2006, focused on pneumococcal disease awareness and prevention, and worked through a variety of mediums to drive forward pneumococcal awareness and advocacy efforts. Working with more than 100 professional medical societies around the globe, PACE informed policymakers about the global threat of pneumococcal disease and worked to secure commitments from countries to combat the disease.