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Overcoming Challenges to Sustainable Immunization Financing: Early Experiences From GAVI Graduating Countries

This article, published in Health Policy and Planning, reports on a pilot approach to support the transition of five countries graduating out of financing assistance from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, in 2012. The pilot showed that the countries were highly heterogeneous in their capacity to assume responsibility for their immunization programs. While each country possessed certain strengths, weaknesses were also seen in some countries related to budgeting for vaccine purchase, national procurement practices, performance of national regulatory agencies, and technical capacity for vaccine planning and advocacy. The authors conclude that these results demonstrate the value of the transition planning processes and tools as more countries continue to graduate from Gavi support.

Author: Saxenian H, Hecht R, Kaddar M, Schmitt S, Ryckman T, Cornejo S

Published: 2015

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Citation: Saxenian H, Hecht R, Kaddar M, Schmitt S, Ryckman T, Cornejo S. Overcoming Challenges to Sustainable Immunization Financing: Early Experiences From GAVI Graduating Countries. Health Policy and Planning. 2015;30(2):197-205.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Advocacy and communications, Immunization financing

Regions: Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe