With our Immunization Services, we aim at protecting individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases through provision of technical and financial support of immunization programs, provider and public education, and evaluation and research.
The Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunization (UNEPI) is a national program that mainly targets infants and women of childbearing age. Immunization is among the most successful and cost effective public health interventions in preventing a child from dying before celebrating his or her first birthday. It is a priority intervention within Uganda’s minimum health care package, which directly contributes to the Ministry of Health vision and goal.
The program offers the following services;
To ensure that the Ugandan population is free of vaccine-preventable diseases
To contribute to the overall objective of the Health Sector Strategic Plan in reducing morbidity, mortality and disability due to vaccine preventable diseases, so that they are no longer of public health importance
To ensure that every child and high-risk group is fully vaccinated with high quality and effective vaccines against the target diseases according to recommended strategies
— To increase access and demand for immunization services
— To ensure availability of potent and effective vaccines
— To build EPI management capacity at all levels
— To monitor disease trends and programme performance
— To formulate policy, standards and guidelines
The program deals with the following diseases and respective vaccines