Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

Immunization funding



The current forecasted budget for WHO's immunization work in 2012-2013 is US$ 380 million. Current and expected major future contributors to our work are the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United Nations Foundation for International Partnerships, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the GAVI Alliance.


Flexible and direct financial support for WHO's immunization work has decreased over the recent years.

The majority of our current support is not only insufficient but also heavily earmarked.

As a consequence, the combination of traditional under-funding and increased earmarking is leading to a lack of implementation of our core normative activities in support of global immunization efforts.

Looking to the future, our global projected budget required for 2012-13 is approximately US$ 380 million, with the largest part related to measles supplementary immunization activities.

Of this amount, we currently have confirmed income of US$ 156 million, or 41% and forecasting a global funding gap for our work of approximately US$ 224 million, or 59%.

This gap is a component of global funding gaps to reach the goals of the Global Immunization Vision and Strategy 2006-2015.

WHO region specific information and charts are pending.

Last updated: 13 February 2012