Investments in global immunization are contributing to major progress in the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases. Millions of lives are being saved thanks to new and routine vaccines.
But institutional and organizational weaknesses—from cramped workspaces to inappropriate immunization policies—are hindering the performance of health systems. What’s more, poor work conditions provide little incentive for qualified health workers to stay in their home countries. Brain drain—a major problem in Africa—comes at a hefty price, both in terms of financial and societal costs.
For the past decade, AMP has been working with its partners in the field to overcome institutional challenges. In particular, we support countries to:
- Create the necessary structures to support evidence-based health policies
- Develop and enforce health regulations
- Identify weaknesses in health systems and determine appropriate solutions
- Improve communication about available health services