Vaccines and Global Health: The Week in Review has expanded its coverage of new reports, books, research and analysis published independent of the journal channel covered in Journal Watch below. Our interests span immunization and vaccines, as well as global public health, health governance, and associated themes. If you would like to suggest content to be included in this service, please contact David Curry at: email@example.com
Immunization Financing: A Resource Guide for Advocates, Policymakers, and Program Managers
Results for Development, Washington, DC
2017 :: 128 pages
This resource guide collects 26 brief documents on topics related to the cost and financing of national immunization programs in low- and middle-income countries. Some of the briefs explore possible financing sources. Others examine the components and drivers of immunization costs, planning and decision-making processes related to immunization programs and budgets, and the relationship between immunization and broader health system financing. The resource guide concludes with a set of country case studies that illustrate particular approaches or important challenges.
This volume is intended for immunization advocates, program managers, decision-makers, and planners in ministries of health and finance. The information is relevant to countries that are eligible for support from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, as well as to countries that are transitioning out of Gavi support and middle-income countries that have never received Gavi support.
The briefs can be read in sequential order or individually. Each begins with a summary of key
points. Some of the briefs are more technical than others, due to their subject matter, but they are all meant to convey practical information to readers who do not have specific technical expertise. Many of the briefs recommend other resources that offer more in-depth information.