26 April 2017
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 to drive global progress towards universal immunisation coverage, but as we stand in 2017, we are dramatically off track.
How can country ownership can help turn immunisation commitments into action and how can we achieve this? Owning it sets out the importance of political leadership, sustainable financing, and improved programme and policy implementation as three essential elements which need to be reinforced if we are to ensure all children receive all recommended vaccines.