The systems goal

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Increase effectiveness and efficiency of immunisation delivery as an integrated part of strengthened health systems

The systems goal

Credit: Gavi/2013/Adrian Brooks.

Effective and efficient immunisation delivery systems, drawing on modern technology and approaches, will be critical to ensure that the Vaccine Alliance reaches more children, in more places, sustainably.

Recognising the importance of integration, we support developing countries to build comprehensive immunisation programmes and to do this in a way that strengthens their broader health systems.

While Gavi develops and proposes solutions in critical areas of immunisation delivery such as vaccine supply chains and data quality, the support that is delivered is driven by national and local situations and priorities.

Objectives:

  • Contribute to improving integrated and comprehensive immunisation programmes, including fixed, outreach and supplementary components
  • Support improvements in supply chains, health information systems, demand generation and gender sensitive approaches
  • Strengthen engagement of civil society, private sector and other partners in immunisation.

 

US$ 1 = US$ 18

A study in Health Affairs covering 73 Gavi-supported countries over the 2011–2020 period shows that, for every US$ 1 spent on immunisation, US$ 18 are saved in healthcare costs, lost wages and lost productivity due to illness. If we take into account the broader benefits of people living longer, healthier lives, the return on investment rises to US$ 48 per US$ 1 spent.

Ozawa S, Clark S, Portnoy A et al. Return on investment from childhood immunizations in low- and middle-income countries, 2011-20, Health Affairs 2016

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