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Country Ownership and Gavi Transition: Comprehensive Approaches to Supporting New Vaccine Introduction

This article, published in Health Affairs, outlines countries' increasing emphasis on cost-effectiveness analysis, program costing, and financial flows—particularly for the introduction of newer, more expensive vaccines. While this is critical to informing decisions, countries still need to increase national immunization investment and explore innovative approaches to augment financing of immunization programs, especially in countries transitioning from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance support. The authors note that new strategies and approaches related to domestic resources for immunization programs are needed, and governments will need to increase their investments and modify existing external immunization financing arrangements if country ownership of immunization programs and the full promise of new vaccines are to be realized. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Shen AK, Weiss JM, Andrus JK, et al.

Published: 2016

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Citation: Shen AK, Weiss JM, Andrus JK, et al. Country Ownership and Gavi Transition: Comprehensive Approaches to Supporting New Vaccine Introduction. Health Affairs. 2016;35(2):272-276.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Introduction and service delivery, Immunization financing

Regions: Global