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Vaccine funding grows to $3.6 billion for low-, middle-income countries

February 11, 2016

Development assistance for vaccination efforts in low- and middle-income countries grew from $822 million in 2000 to $3.6 billion in 2014, according to new findings published in Health Affairs. The increase in funding was largely attributed to the international nonprofit organization Gavi Alliance, among other active partners.

In 2012, governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders developed the Global Vaccine Action Plan to finance and expand vaccination coverage to every child, no matter where they are, by 2020. To assess the plan’s progress, Joseph L. Dieleman, PhD, an assistant professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington, and colleagues tracked funds that were used to improve immunization in low- and middle-income countries from 2000 to 2014 using estimates compiled at the IHME.

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