Vietnam Gets Ready to Self-Finance Vaccine Program

Friday, December 30, 2016

Financial support from international partners will be cut back now that the country has achieved the middle-income status.

Vietnam has started phasing out from receiving international support for its immunization program.

The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), which includes WHO and UNICEF, has provided Vietnam with $14.9 million for vaccines, $3.2 million for injection safety, and $1.9 million for immunization services since 2000.

GAVI has also offered $86.69 billion to introduce the 5-in-1 vaccine against diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type b.

Source: Tin nhanh VnExpress (link opens in a new window)

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