São Tomé e Príncipe

São Tomé e Príncipe

WHO Region: African region World Bank Income Group:  Lower-middle-income country Gavi Co-financing Status: Accelerated transition Immunisation System Highlights:

  • Through implementing the District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2) and upgrading financial accounting systems, São Tomé e Príncipe has improved the availability of coverage and financial data, strengthening their Gavi transition planning process.
  • São Tomé e Príncipe completed an introduction demonstration of the HPV vaccine in November 2018, targeting children aged 10 years in schools with a coverage rate of 98%.
  • São Tomé e Príncipe has successfully implemented the Vaccine Independence Initiative (VII) plan in 2018, including medications in addition to vaccines. In 2019 São Tomé initiated purchasing vaccines and medications though the VII.