Immunization Costing Action Network

The Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) is working to increase the visibility, availability, understanding, and use of immunization delivery cost information. The ICAN is building country capacity around the generation of cost information that addresses challenges at the top of domestic health and immunization financing agendas to ensure program and policy relevance. The ICAN is also working with countries to improve interpretation and translation of cost information so that it is used in country decision-making processes, in addition to informing routine planning and budgeting. Equipped with relevant and user-friendly cost information, the ICAN believes that immunization managers and policymakers will be empowered in fundraising and advocacy efforts and will make better resource allocation decisions, improving the efficiency and equity of immunization programs.

The ICAN is comprised of four-member countries – India, Indonesia, Tanzania, and Vietnam – with country teams that include health economist researchers and immunization managers and planners from Ministries of Health. ThinkWell and John Snow, Inc. (JSI) are facilitating the ICAN to encourage knowledge sharing and co-production of effective strategies for generation and policy translation of cost evidence.

The ICAN also has global research as a priority. ThinkWell is conducting a systematic review of the delivery costs of immunization programs with the aim of developing a unit cost repository and cost benchmarks to make immunization delivery cost data more accessible and easy to interpret.

The ICAN is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 


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