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Lao PDR

Lao PDR

WHO Region: Western Pacific region
World Bank Income Group:  Lower-middle-income country
Gavi Co-financing Status: Accelerated transition

Immunization System Highlights:

  • Procurement of vaccines is done through UNICEF Supply Division using an exemption from the Ministry of Finance for the application of the Public Procurement Rules and Regulations.
  • Approximately 70% of infants are vaccinated through outreach services per year. Several factors, including delays in budget disbursements, affect the regularity and effectiveness of outreach visits.
  • DHIS2 is implemented in all provinces. However, clearly agreed data and protocols for data reporting are needed to avoid parallel systems and allow for full integration of immunization data.

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