Costing and financing analyses of routine immunization and new vaccine introduction in Benin


This study was part of a multi-country study on EPI costing and financing of routine immunization and new vaccines (EPIC), funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The project encompassed six countries (Moldova, Uganda, Zambia, Honduras, Benin and Ghana). The overall goal of the proposed project was to undertake analyses of: the costs, funding flows of routine immunization programs and new & underutilized vaccine introduction (NUVI), and determinants of costs and productivity at the facility level in Benin. There was a need for updated global estimates that included pentavalent vaccines as part of routine immunization.