Mali

Mali is pursuing financial sustainability for its immunization services through budget advocacy and expenditure tracking. Sabin’s Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program worked with officials in Mali from 2008 to 2016.

Immunization Program Structure

Mali’s Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) is located in the Immunization Section, Disease Control & Prevention Division, National Health Directorate, Ministry of Health (MOH).

Mali’s Progress

Government Spending on Immunization

Madagascar

Madagascar is pursuing financial sustainability for its immunization services through legislation. Sabin’s Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program worked with officials in Madagascar from 2009 to 2016.

Immunization Program Structure

Madagascar’s Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) is located in the Immunization Department, Maternal and Child Health Directorate, General Secretariat, Ministry of Health & Family Planning (MOHFP).

Madagascar’s Progress

Government Spending on Immunization

Liberia

Liberia is pursuing financial sustainability for its immunization services through legislation and expenditure tracking. Sabin’s Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program worked with officials in Liberia from 2008 to 2016.

Immunization Program Structure

Liberia’s Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) is located in the Preventative Services Division, Health Services Department, Ministry of Health & Social Welfare (MOHSW).

Liberia’s Progress 

Government Spending on Immunization

Kenya

Kenya is pursuing financial sustainability for its immunization services through a new financing arrangement. Sabin’s Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program worked with officials in Kenya from 2008 to 2018.

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 

Government Spending on Immunization

Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is pursuing financial sustainability for its immunization services through legislation, budget advocacy and expenditure tracking. Sabin’s Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program worked with officials in DRC from 2009 to 2018.

Immunization Program Structure

DRC’s Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) is in located in the Disease Control Directorate, Ministry of Public Health (MOPH).

DRC’s Progress

Government Spending on Immunization

Cameroon

Cameroon is pursuing financial sustainability for its routine immunization services through new financing arrangements, budget advocacy and resource tracking. Sabin’s Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program worked with officials in Cameroon from 2008 to 2016.

Immunization Program Structure 

Cameroon’s Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) is a division within the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Cameroon’s Progress 

Government Spending on Immunization

Legislation

Legislation is one of the most effective ways to protect and defend immunization from shifting political priorities. Many countries with whom the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) collaborates use legislation as a tool to improve uptake of country immunization services. 
 

Legislative Approaches to Immunization Across the European Region

In the face of many obstacles, Nicaragua’s history in ensuring a national deworming program has shed light on the potential for success.  Former Global Netw

By Dr. Dagna Constenla, Director of Economics & Financing at the International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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