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Who Pays for Progress? The Role of Domestic Resource Mobilisation and Development Assistance in Financing Health

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‘Who Pays for Progress?’ uses Kenya as a case study to explore the impact on health financing in light of Kenya’s recent reclassification from a low-income country (LIC) to a lower-middle-income country (LMIC). The report makes important recommendations for donor governments and recipient countries on the importance of increased financing for health, through stable and increased development assistance and domestic resource mobilisation.

A Chance to Reach Every Child: how full funding for Gavi can ensure immunisation for all

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Released to mark World Pneumonia Day on 12 November 2014, this report from Save the Children and the ACTION partnership shows that urgent investment in global immunisation is vital to ensure no child dies from preventable diseases. A Chance to Reach Every Child makes the case for increased donor investments in immunisation programmes through Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, a public-private partnership working to expand access to new and underused vaccines, such as the pneumococcal vaccine, among children in the world’s poorest countries.

Putting Immunisation at the Heart of Health Systems

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Children who miss out on immunisation are more likely to miss out on all health interventions. Routine immunisation can strengthen the whole system, increase equitable access to many other health services and should be at the heart of a health system. In this short briefing, we highlight polio as an example to show the benefits immunisation campaigns can have on routine immunisation coverage and the wider health system.

Universal Immunisation Coverage: Further, Faster, Fairer

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Progress on routine immunisation rates has stalled and inequities persist. This scorecard, a joint publication with Save the Children, highlights the countries where children are missing out and the considerable challenges that must be tackled to address inequalities and exclusion on the path to achieve universal immunisation coverage.

One Last Push

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One Last Push, Steps to Eradicate polio by 2019, examines the progress that has been made in eradicating polio to date and seeks to understand the challenges of the future in completing the job. It looks at the financial requirements to implement the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan and how it is proposed that money will be spent. The UK’s role and the context of the UK Aid Strategy are also discussed in the report.

From Donor Funding to Domestic Leaders

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We will only achieve universal immunisation when countries themselves prioritise and take ownership of their immunisation programmes. Dedicated, long term, and sustainable domestic finance as part of an increasing health budget, Government leadership, and efficient programme and policy and...

Owning It: Turning immunisation commitments into action

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Immunisation rates are higher than they have ever been, reaching 86% in 2015. However, one in seven children are still missing out of the most basic vaccines and many more are missing out on the full range of recommended vaccines. In 2012 all WHO member states agreed to ambitious immunisation goals...

A Balancing Act: risks and opportunities as polio and its funding disappears

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As the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) winds down, the 16 countries that receive 95% of GPEI’s support will face significant challenges from decreased funding over the next three years. Addressing and overcoming these challenges must be an urgent political priority which, if left...

Transition - A Missed Opportunity

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Only 7% children in the world’s poorest countries receive all 11 WHO recommended vaccines. Despite impressive progress on global immunisation coverage rates, too many children are still being left behind. Polio transition poses a unique opportunity to reinforce immunisation systems and turn a...

The Next Decade of Vaccines: Addressing the challenges that remain to achieving vaccinations for all

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Vaccines not only save lives but are central to global health security and...

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