Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

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

  • The immunisation programme in Uzbekistan has a history of high coverage. Coverage rates for all vaccines have consistently achieved rates of between 96%-99% at both the national and district levels.
  • In order to simplify the vaccine procurement process, Uzbekistan signed the Vaccine Independence Initiative (VII) agreement with UNICEF SD to enable timely procurement and delivery of vaccines and other immunisation supplies. In 2018, the Ministry of Finance began allocating the annual budget for vaccine procurement, which simplified the budgeting and forecasting process.
  • Uzbekistan worked with UNICEF to conduct a mapping of immunisation financing sources and to develop a new multi-year budgeting tool that considers all components of an immunisation budget, including the cost of cold chain equipment and maintenance. The Excel-based tool calculates the quantity and cost of vaccines and supplies to be purchased based on adjustable parameters including target population, coverage, vaccine stock, buffer, price, and exchange rates, and is fully compatible with the cMYP.