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4 Things Ministers of Finance Need to Know about Immunization in Gavi Transitioning Countries

Authors: Helen Saxenian, Logan Brenzel, Leah Ewald, and Meghan O’Connell The Ministry of Finance is a crucial ally for Ministries of Health and country immunization programs aiming to successfully manage Gavi transition. Ministries of Health, Ministries of Finance, Ministries of Budget, and development partners often have separate planning processes, which can make it difficult to … Continued

Ask the Expert: Reporting on the MENA Region’s Immunization Financing Landscape

The LNCT Network Coordination team recently sat down with Miloud Kaddar, Senior Health Economist, Independent Consultant and LNCT Technical Facilitator, for an interview regarding his work on the recent UNICEF report, ‘Immunization Financing in MENA Middle-Income Countries’. Miloud, who does the UNICEF Regional Office in MENA serve and why did they contract you and Helen … Continued

News

Welcome Boost for Routine Vaccination through Pragmatic Financial Management

Nigeria

In Nigeria, the dual challenge of low coverage and inequitable access, particularly in the northern part of the country, has led to low immunization coverage, making the populous nation one of the largest contributors to the global burden of vaccine-preventable illnesses and deaths (VPDs). Lack of political will, insufficient organizational capacity and inadequate funding were … Continued

Let Managers Manage: A Health Service Provider’s Perspective on Public Financial Management

This post originally appeared on the World Bank’s Investing in Health Blog. Below is an excerpt from the blog. In low and middle-income countries (LMICs), public financial management (PFM) reforms often consist of a standard set of interventions  to strengthen the overall strategic allocation and accountability of public funds. They are often not sufficiently customised or … Continued

Transition to Program Budgeting in Health: Experience from Countries and Lessons Learned

WHO’s Department of Health Systems Governance and Financing is providing support to Ministries of Health in this transition process, with the following aims: 1) building the knowledge base on good practices in health budget reforms, including the development of an online health budget portal and country case studies; 2) providing technical support and guidance to … Continued

Events

Introducing Programme-Based Budgets in Health

06/28/2022

Zoom Webinar

Programme-based budgets are a budgeting instrument to link budget allocations to outputs. Over the past two decades, nearly all low and middle-income countries (LMICs) have initiated reforms to shift from input-based budgets to programme or output-based budgets, and health has often been a pilot sector for the introduction of these reforms. While some LMICs are … Continued

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