Pre-assessment for GAVI of New Vaccine Introduction Country Proposals
Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, South Sudan
Client(s): Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Service: Technical Assistance
Technical Expertise: Immunization
The GAVI Alliance supports 72 low-income countries to introduce new vaccines, strengthen health systems, and conduct campaigns against measles, rubella, yellow fever and meningitis. Procurement of new vaccines represents over 90% of GAVI support to countries. The GAVI Secretariat receives new vaccines proposals from countries and empanels an Independent Review Committee (IRC) to assess those proposals before presenting recommendations to the GAVI Board for final funding approval. Before review by its IRC, the GAVI Secretariat engaged JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. to conduct a pre-assessment of each country new vaccine introduction proposal to determine internal consistency, completeness, adherence to GAVI grant requirements. JSI pre-assessed 27 applications from 21 countries.