What it takes to run a successful national immunization programme

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The State of the world’s vaccines and immunization (Third edition) is a call to action to governments and donors to sustain and increase funding for immunization in order to build upon the progress made so far in meeting the global goals. One section of interest, brought forth the key factors needed to run a successful national immunization programme.  For more on this information, download the PDF here

 

Key factors needed to run a successful national immunization programme

 

  • Political motivation.
  • Strong and effective leadership and national ownership of immunization
    programmes.
  • Country-driven policies, planning, monitoring, and reporting.
  • An effective National Immunization Technical Advisory Committee to help facilitate
    evidence-based decision-making at country level.
  • Sound decision-making on which vaccines to schedule, based on local, regional,
    and global data.
  • Use of routine surveillance data (immunization coverage, vaccine use and wastage,
    and incidence of diseases) for programme management.
  • The capacity for efï¬cient ï¬nancial planning, including multi-year planning and a
    budget line for immunization in the national health budget, as well as knowledge of
    available international funding mechanisms.
  • A well-functioning national regulatory authority.
  • A motivated, well trained, and well supervised staff.
  • A surveillance system for detecting, investigating, and responding to adverse events
    following immunization.
  • Cold-chain facilities and logistics.
  • A well-functioning health system that facilitates the delivery of immunization to all
    communities.

 

For more on this information, download the PDF here

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