Updated guidance to support countries in the development of National Immunization Strategies (NIS) is now available in English, French and Russian at https://www.who.int/teams/immunization-vaccines-and-biologicals/vaccine-access/planning-and-financing/nis.
The Guidance is accompanied by a new and simplified costing approach to support the NIS process, NIS.COST https://immunizationeconomics.org/unicef-niscost, as well as guidance on Annual Operational Planning (AOPs). The new NIS guidance focuses on more informed, country owned, and sustainable decision-making and the prioritization of interventions needed to reach zero dose children and communities in line with Immunization Agenda 2030. It also supports a dialogue between Ministry of Health and Finance leads to ensure an agreed financial envelope is available to fund NIS key strategic priorities. In addition, there is greater emphasis on a broad and inclusive dialogue at the country level and greater integration with the health care system beyond immunization. This second webinar in a series will provide an introduction to NIS.COST is a new approach developed by UNICEF for estimating the costs and budget implications of implementing a five-year National Immunization Strategy.
Please join us for a webinar:
Feb 8 from 10am CET: translated into French Feb 10 from 4pm CET: translated into French and Spanish