Framework for Action

EPI managers, who recognize and are already leveraging the synergies between immunization system strengthening and PHC, represent natural champions for PHC, given their experience putting people at the center of health services and promoting multisectoral action. This PHC framework, and the promising practices highlighted, are intended to showcase opportunities to leverage immunization to contribute to robust and strengthened PHC.

These resources can be used to inform:

  • Advocacy to immunization program and ministry of health leadership around the role and relevance of immunization in strengthening PHC programs and PHC programs to strengthen immunization.
  • Strategy development processes (including national immunization strategies and Gavi full portfolio planning) to ensure such
    processes are leveraged to include objectives and specific activities that can mutually reinforce immunization and PHC.