The sustainability goal

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Improve sustainability of national immunisation programmes

The Sustainability Goal

Credit: Gavi/2011/Doune Porter.

One of the cornerstones of our development model is that support is time-limited and catalytic, and that support for countries diminishes and ultimately ends as their economies grow.

We work with developing countries to ensure that they successfully transition from our financial support and can sustain and continue to improve the performance of their immunisation programmes.

In doing so, we focus on sustainability from the outset of each country grant to support and sustain gains in immunisation. Our approach to sustainability is mindful of the simultaneous transitions that countries undergo from other development funding instruments.


  • Enhance national and sub-national political commitment to immunisation
  • Ensure appropriate allocation and management of national human and financial resources to immunisation through legislative and budgetary means
  • Prepare for sustained performance in immunisation after graduation.


1.5 million

In 2012, approximately 6.6 million children died before the age of five. WHO estimates that 1.5 million of these deaths are due to vaccine-preventable diseases.


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