Dates: 2004-2009

Countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, India, Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, Timor-Leste

Client(s): USAID

Services: Technical Assistance, Program Development, Capacity Development

Technical Expertise: Newborn and Child Health , Health Systems Strengthening, Immunization


IMMUNIZATION basics was a five-year cooperative agreement that aimed to increase the ability of governments and collaborating organizations to deliver quality routine immunization services. The project built on the important work in immunization systems strengthening carried out in recent years by the BASICS project, as well as the successful immunization financing work of the Partners for Health Reform (PHR) and PHRplus projects. By consolidating its global immunization support under IMMUNIZATIONbasics, USAID made that support more readily available to its missions and bureaus, while also increasing the Agency's impact in this critical arena.

The program had four primary objectives:

  • Strengthening and enhancing the quality of routine immunization services;
  • Improving the financial sustainability of these services, including helping countries address financial challenges arising from the introduction of new vaccines and safe injection technologies;
  • Sustaining measles mortality reduction in a manner consistent with capacity building and the strengthening of the routine immunization system;
  • Introducing new vaccines in a sustainable and effective manner.
IMMUNIZATIONbasics' staff members were drawn from JSI, Abt Associates, The Academy for Educational Development, and the Manoff Group.

View peer-reviewed journal articles on IMMUNIZATIONbasics' ground breaking work , "Has routine immunisation in Africa become endangered?" in The Lancet Infectious Diseases


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