IMMUNIZATION PROGRAMME IN TANZANIA. Dr Aza. Introduction.
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The programme also involves procurement of vaccines, supplies and equipment from the manufacturer/suppliers to the point of vaccine administration in a recommended condition.
Programme receives funds from GAVI(Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization), Central government and other partners such as UNICEF, WHO, JICA, DANIDA, Ireland Aid, USAID, Rotary international and the Basket Fund.
There are two immunization schedules currently in use. The first schedule is targeting to children under one year of age and the second is for women of childbearing age, that is, 15-49 years.
1.Inadequate funds for funding all planned activities
2.Delay in disbursement of funds from both government and Development partners.
3.Receiving fewer funds as compared to pledges from different sources.
4.Delays in the procurement process.
5.Lack of adequate and qualified staffs especially at the facility level.