Asian Development Bank Technical Assistance
Project Economist and Financial Analyst
08/02 - 01/03
Financial and economic analysis of the national immunization program of Pakistan. Specific objectives included:
- Estimating current costs of the national immunization program, including routine immunization and polio eradication activities;
- Identifying current funding sources, determining key options for future development of the program (inclusion of hepatitis B, Haemohphilus influenzae and pentavalent vaccines), along with associated financing gaps;
- Analyzing the impact of immunization program development options on target populations by assessing current burden of disease, developing epidemiological models and calculating disability adjusted life years (DALYs) saved; and
- Reporting on the cost-effectiveness of vaccine verses other health sector interventions and recommending ways of strengthening the program.
Study used for assessing the cost-effectiveness of introducing a number of new vaccines, strategic planning and for the next 5-year federal (PC1) planning cycle. Results presented at the Fourth World International Health Economics Association Conference in San Francisco, June 2003.