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Estimated Economic Impact of Vaccinations in 73 Low- and Middle-income Countries, 2001-2020

Objective: To estimate the economic impact likely to be achieved by efforts to vaccinate against 10 vaccine-preventable diseases between 2001 and 2020 in 73 low- and middle-income countries largely supported by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

Methods: We used health impact models to estimate the economic impact of achieving forecasted coverages for vaccination against Haemophilus influenzae type b,

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Principles and Considerations for Adding a Vaccine to a National Immunization Programme

This resource document reviews considerations for planning and implementing the introduction of a vaccine into a national immunization program. The document also highlights ways to use the opportunity provided by the vaccine introduction to strengthen immunization and health systems, and offers a list of relevant references and tools.

 

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Overcoming Challenges to Sustainable Immunization Financing

Sixteen countries are currently scheduled to ‘graduate’ from GAVI assistance by 2018. Five of these countries were chosen for ‘transition planning’ support from GAVI and other partners in 2012. Through country assessments, a variety of challenges were identified in transitioning away from GAVI assistance towards national self-sufficiency, including concerns relating to financial sustainability, sound procurement practices, effective national regulatory agencies,

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Vaccination Legislation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Governments have the authority and responsibility to ensure vaccination for all citizens. The development of vaccination legislation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) parallels the emergence of sustainable, relatively autonomous, and effective national immunization programs. We reviewed vaccination legislation and related legal documents from LAC countries (excluding Canada, Puerto Rico, the United States, and the US Virgin Islands), and described and assessed vaccination legislation provisions.

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New Vaccine Adoption in Lower-middle-income Countries

Lower-middle-income countries (LMICs) are lagging behind both high-income and low-income countries in new vaccine adoption. This study involved the following objectives: (1) understand the decision-making processes of LMICs on new vaccine adoption, (2) identify the factors influencing LMIC decisions, (3) obtain the views of vaccine manufacturers about LMIC markets for new vaccines, and (4) make recommendations concerning how to speed up and improve decision making, including proposing mechanisms for implementation of the recommendations,

An Analysis Of How The GAVI Alliance And Low- And Middle-Income Countries Can Share Costs Of New Vaccines

Immunization is one of the “best buys” in global health. However, for the poorest countries, even modest expenditures may be out of reach. The GAVI Alliance is a public-private partnership created to help the poorest countries introduce new vaccines. Since 2008 GAVI has required that countries cover a share of the cost of vaccines introduced with GAVI support.

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Sustaining GAVI-supported Vaccine Introductions in Resource-poor Countries

Since 2000, GAVI provided essential support for an unprecedented increase in the use of hepatitis B (HepB) and Haemophilus influenzae (Hib) containing vaccines in resource poor countries. This increase was supported with significant funding from international donors, intended to be time-limited. To assess the sustainability of this important expansion of the global access to vaccines, the authors of this article reviewed supply chains, financial resources for procurement and decision-making in countries that introduced hepatitis B or Hib vaccines with GAVI support.

Guide to Working with Parliaments to Promote Children’s Health

This guide serves as an introduction to parliamentary practice and provides examples of how UNICEF has successfully engaged parliaments to promote the rights of children. The guide also provides a list of resources for further information on parliamentary engagement as well as an appendix that includes a focus on parliamentary support for achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5 and parliamentary engagement by UNICEF National Committees.

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Proposal for Framework Act on Vaccination for Latin America

Vaccination has saved millions of human lives. As a measure of prevention of transmissible diseases, immunization has proved to be a highly efficient and cost-effective public policy, without mentioning its great economic and social value as regards its administration. Several achievements as regards immunization in Latin America, particularly the eradication of poliomyelitis and measles during the nineties, have confirmed this fact.

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