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Focus Area: Immunization expenditure tracking for transition planning

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Budget Line Items for Immunization in 33 African Countries

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When seeking to ensure financial sustainability of a health program, existence of a line item in the Ministry of Health (MOH) budget is often seen as an essential, first step. We used immunization as a reference point for cross-country comparison of budgeting methods in Sub-Saharan African countries. Study objectives were to (1) verify the number and types of budget line items for immunization services,

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LNCT Webinar Resources: Producing Immunization Expenditure Data for Policy and Planning

The joint Abt Associates-LNCT webinar, ‘Producing Immunization Expenditure Data for Policy and Planning,’ took place on 12 December 2018 on the topic of producing and using immunization spending data for decision-making. Participants learned how countries transitioning from Gavi funding can produce better immunization spending data, and how this data can be analyzed and presented to inform policy and planning.

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EPIC Studies: Governments Finance, On Average, More Than 50 Percent Of Immunization Expenses, 2010–11 

Governments in resource-poor settings have traditionally relied on external donor support for immunization. Under the Global Vaccine Action Plan, adopted in 2014, countries have committed to mobilizing additional domestic resources for immunization. Data gaps make it difficult to map how well countries have done in spending government resources on immunization to demonstrate greater ownership of programs. This article presents findings of an innovative approach for financial mapping of routine immunization applied in Benin,

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