Immunization

Vaccines prevent an estimated 2.5 million deaths among children younger than age five every year. Still, one child dies every 20 seconds from a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine. Why? Because one in five children in the world does not have access to the lifesaving immunizations that keep children healthy.

CDC is involved in one of the most effective of all global public health missions—vaccination against deadly diseases, which saves the lives of two to three million people every year. CDC works closely with a wide variety of partners to protect global citizens against contagious and life-threatening vaccine-preventable diseases.

Nigeria

NEED

Nigeria is hyper-endemic for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, with an overall population prevalence of chronic HBV infection of 12.2 percent (an estimated 20 million persons).

INTERVENTION

Improve timely hepatitis B birth dose vaccination in key Nigerian states

TYPE OF ACTIVITIES 

Immunization

APPROXIMATE FUNDING NEED

$2.7 million

Vietnam

NEED

There is a need to enhance Vietnam’s major immunization policy authorities for greater independence and technical expertise focused on linking decision-making to scientific evidence.

INTERVENTION

Strengthen the evidence-based decision-making capacity of national immunization policy authorities


Increase demand for and usage of existing, routinely recommended immunizations


Build economic analysis and financial planning capacity in the national immunization program


Strengthen sub-national capacity for surveillance and data management of vaccine-preventable diseases

TYPE OF ACTIVITIES 

Immunization

APPROXIMATE FUNDING NEED

$2.1 million

Funding Needed
$4,800,000