In the year 2010, immunization spending in developing countries increased from US$6 to $15 per infant, on average, and these prices continue to rise. Furthermore, in these countries, many people live on less than $2 per day. This extreme poverty makes paying for vaccines nearly impossible despite their proven cost-effectiveness. As a result, immunization financing is a critical tool for providing access to lifesaving vaccines to those who need them most.
Public Finance of Rotavirus Vaccination in India and Ethiopia: An Extended Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (2013)
An article about the potential cost and health impact of publicly funded national rotavirus vaccination programs.
Immunization Planning and Financing
A web page that provides information and data about immunization financing in low- and lower-middle-income countries.
Featured PATH resources
Investing in Vaccines for the Developing World (2013)
A fact sheet that outlines innovative funding solutions designed to address the high cost of developing and distributing vaccines.
Delivering Vaccines: A Cost Comparison of In-Country Vaccine Transport Container Options (2013)
A report about a cost-comparison case study of five container options for vaccine transport in Senegal.
Page last updated: February 2014.