ICAN is working to build country capacity around the generation and use of cost evidence to work towards sustainable and predictable financing for immunization
COUNTRY RESEARCH OVERVIEW:
ICAN’s four-member countries – India, Indonesia, Tanzania, and Vietnam – are working to generate cost information to address challenges that are at the top of the domestic health and immunization financing agenda to ensure program and policy relevance. Each country team includes health economist researchers, immunization managers and planners from Ministries of Health.
Technical facilitators ThinkWell and John Snow Inc. (JSI) are helping guide the country teams in interpretation and translation of cost information so that it is used in country decision-making processes, fundraising and advocacy efforts and routine planning and budgeting processes.
RESEARCH SUMMARY BY COUNTRY:
What is the cost of delivering the measles-rubella vaccine through campaigns in 2017-2018?
The costing information may be used by the Government of India (GOI), international agencies, donors and researchers for planning and budgeting of future measles-rubella and other vaccination campaigns.
What are the average sub-national immunization delivery costs per fully immunized child (defined as children receiving all doses through Td second dose/fifth grade) incurred by District and City Health Offices associated with achieving high coverage levels for all required antigens and through the use of a combination of different delivery strategies (facility-based, outreach and schools)?
The study findings will help districts allocate appropriate levels of operational costs to support immunization programs.
What is the average district-level funding for immunization of children up to 18 months of age associated with current coverage levels and the current mix of different delivery strategies (facility-based, mobile and outreach) in rural and urban areas?
Study findings will help districts budget adequately for immunization programs, particularly for hard-to-reach populations.
What are the costs of switching from delivery of TT vaccine delivery to women of childbearing age to Td vaccination to 7 year old children?
Study findings will help the Ministry of Health understand the budget impact of the vaccine switch.
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