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Senior Officials From 17 Countries Gather At Sabin Vaccine Institute Meeting To Discuss National Programs

“The Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program [on Monday] assembled senior officials from 17 countries to share their successes in increasing government budget allocations for national immunization programs,” a press release from the institute reports. “During the two-day colloquium, delegates [participated] in an open exchange of strategies and best practices that have helped their countries increase commitments to fund national immunization programs,” the press release states, adding, “In panel sessions, delegates [presented] their legislative activities, conduct[ed] peer assessments and discuss[ed] innovations in financing, budgeting and advocacy” and also to “prepare[d] short-term, country specific advocacy plans designed to make progress on sustainable immunization financing by 2016” (8/5).