WHO Region: African region
World Bank Income Group: Lower-middle-income country
Gavi Co-financing Status: Preparatory Transition
Immunization System Highlights:
- To improve access to immunization services, in 2017, all facilities providing immunization implemented fixed, outreach, and mobile immunization strategies, and the government built 136 new facilities providing immunization.
- The government set up a protected, secure budget line for the purchase of vaccines. Additionally, provisions were made in 2016 to allow vaccines to be paid for in advance and for Gavi co-payments to be made at the beginning of the year. As a result, there were no stock outs at the country level in 2017.
- Cote d’Ivoire worked alongside Gavi to develop their transition plan using a new theory of change tool to better define both their immunization program challenges and the activities to achieve a successful transition.