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.
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.
‘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.