HEALTH SYSTEM COST OF DELIVERING ROUTINE VACCINATION IN LOW AND LOWER-MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES: WHAT IS NEEDED OVER THE NEXT DECADE?

Thursday, 8th of May 2014 Print
[source]Bulletin of the WHO[|source]

On the eve of the 40th anniversary of launching of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in 1974, during the twenty-seventh World Health Assembly (WHA), fundamental questions about the level of financing needed to sustain achievements and scale up the EPI in low- and lower-middle income countries continue to permeate the discourse on the economics of immunization. The answer to this question is all the more important in light of the fact that at the sixty-fifth WHA in 2012, ministers of health embraced the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) – a 10-year global strategic plan for immunization. But how much and in what areas are the investments needed for this decade?

 

Answers to this question are detailed at: http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/92/5/13-130146/en/

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