The future of routine immunization in the developing world: challenges and opportunities

Learn more about this journal articleVaccine costs in the developing world have grown from less than a dollar per child in 2001 to up to thirty-five dollars per child in 2014, as more and costlier vaccines are being introduced into national immunization programs. Researchers, including JSI's Rebecca Fields of the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), explore this and other challenges to routine immunization and call for the strengthening of eight critical components of routine immunization: (1) policy, standards, and guidelines; (2) governance, organization, and management; (3)human resources; (4) vaccine, cold chain, and logistics management; (5) service delivery; (6) communication and community partnerships; (7) data generation and use; (8) sustainable financing.

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