Financing children's vaccines

E. Anthony S. Nelson, David Sack, Lara Wolfson, Damian G. Walker, Lim Fong Seng, Duncan Steele

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Abstract

A 2006 Commonwealth Association of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition workshop on financing children's vaccines highlighted the potential for vaccines to control diarrhoea and other diseases as well as spur economic development through better health. Clear communication of vaccination value to decision-makers is required, together with sustainable funding mechanisms. GAVI and partners have made great progress providing funding for vaccines for children in the poorest countries but other solutions may be required to achieve the same gains in middle- and high-income countries. World Health Organization has a wealth of freely available country-level data on immunisation that academics and advocates can use to communicate the economic and health benefits of vaccines to decision-makers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)F12-F17
JournalVaccine
Volume27
Issue numberSUPPL. 5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 20 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Economic analysis
  • Financing
  • GAVI Alliance
  • GIVS
  • Vaccines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • veterinary(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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