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District Leaders’ Commitments to Support and Improve Routine Immunization in Uganda

Publish Date: March 2018
Author: MCSP

Immunization is one of the most cost-effective health services – a “best buy” that can benefit all children and communities in Uganda. Routine immunization offers one of the highest returns on investments in health, saving up to 44 dollars in additional benefits for every dollar spent on routine immunization.” But the life-saving vaccines used by the Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunisation (UNEPI) are only effective if they reach all children and families. To make sure that this happens, District Leaders have critical roles to play in supporting the provision of immunization services.