Second Sabin Vaccine Institute Colloquium on Sustainable Immunization Financing
Dates: 5-6 August 2013
Venue: King Fahd Palace Hotel, Dakar, Senegal
Participants: Members of Parliament; Ministry of Finance officials; national immunization program (EPI) Managers, Health Planning/Budget Directors from the Ministry of Health from the 18 countries where SIF is working, as well as global immunization partners.
Countries: Cameroon, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Vietnam
The purpose of the Colloquium was to bring together parliamentarians and their key governmental counterparts from seventeen countries to share and assess their experiences and best practices for sustainable immunization financing. Delegates used a standard methodology to present and peer review their work, focusing on institutional innovations in the areas of financing, budgeting, budget execution, advocacy and legislation. Progress was measured against the specific advocacy and institutional strengthening action points the countries set for themselves in the first Colloquium in March 2011. National delegations formulated new advocacy action points that will help them achieve sustainable immunization financing by 2016.
The agenda can be viewed here.
The executive summary of the final report of the Second SIF Colloquium can be viewed here.