Journal article

Financial sustainability planning for immunization services in Cambodia

Sann Chan Soeung, John Grundy, Jim Maynard, Alan Brooks, Marian Boreland, Duong Sarak, Karl Jenkinson, Beverley-Ann Biggs

Health Policy and Planning | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2006

Abstract

The expanded programme of immunization was established in Cambodia in 1986. In 2002, 67% of eligible children were immunized, despite significant health sector and macro-economic financial constraints. A financial sustainability planning process for immunization was introduced in 2002, in order to mobilize national and international resources in support of the achievement of child health objectives. The aim of this paper is to outline this process, describe its early impact as an advocacy tool and recommend additional strategies for mobilizing additional resources for health. The methods of financial sustainability planning are described, including the advocacy strategies that were applied. ..

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