October 09, 2020
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Low government budget allocation to health especially Goods & Service over the years is affecting commitments to co-financing obligations to the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) among others. Mobilizing domestic resources to fund vaccines and immunization programs is the best approach towards self-sustainability. However, the country is yet to demonstrate that it is ready to rely on its own resources to steer its development, particularly in the health sector.
The Immunization Advocacy Initiative (IAI) is a three-year project with funding from African Population Health Research Center (APHRC). The overall goal of the project is to advocate for government to increase domestic financing for immunization. This initiative is being implemented by SEND GHANA, Hope for Future Generations consortium (Ghana Registered Midwives Association, SocioServ & West African Aids Foundation) and Ghana Coalition of NGOs in Health.
Outcome 1: Ensure that financing to immunization in the Government of Ghana national budget is sustained every year
Outcome 2: Ensure that the proportion of the budget allocation to immunization disbursed and spent in each financial year increases year on year by the Government of Ghana”
Enhanced partnerships for immunization Advocacy
Increased visibility of, interest in and demand for immunization and its financing
Gained spaces and influenced health plans or agendas