W.H.O Immunization Agenda 2030

A Global Strategy to Leave No One Behind

Immunisation Agenda 2030: A Global Strategy To Leave No One Behind

Draft Four – 2 April 2020

Immunization is a global health and development success story, saving millions of lives every year. We now have vaccines to prevent more than 20 life-threatening diseases, helping people of all ages live longer, healthier lives. Immunization is the foundation of the primary health care system and an indisputable human right. It’s also one of the best health investments money can buy. Yet despite tremendous progress, far too many people around the world – including nearly 20 million infants each year – have insufficient access to vaccines. In some countries, progress has stalled or even reversed, and there is a real risk that complacency will undermine past achievements.

With the support of countries and partners, WHO is leading the co-creation of a new global vision and strategy to address these challenges over the next decade, to be endorsed by the World Health Assembly. IA 2030 envisions a world where everyone, everywhere, at every age, fully benefits from vaccines to improve health and well-being.


Strategic priorities

IA2030 has been developed through a “bottom-up” co-creation process, with close engagement of countries to ensure that the vision, strategic priorities and goals are aligned with country needs. As an adaptive and flexible strategy, the IA2030 framework is designed to be tailored by countries to their local context, and to be revised throughout the decade as new needs and challenges emerge. IA2030 strategic priorities will be further refined in the monitoring and evaluation framework and will include indicators, targets and methods for tracking progress.

IA2030 goals are designed to inspire action for implementation. For countries, this could mean setting country-specific targets and milestones for the decade toward those goals. For regions, this could mean contextualising global goals and setting specific targets and milestones in Regional Vaccination Action Plans. For partner organizations, this could mean aligning organizational strategies and indicators to support the attainment of IA2030 goals.


Core principles

The IA 2030 strategy — to extend the benefits of vaccines to everyone, everywhere — is underpinned by four core principles: it puts people in the center, is led by countries, implemented through broad partnerships, and driven by data. The IA2030 strategy systematically applies the core principles across each of the strategic priorities.


Strategic Priority Goals

Each strategic priority has strategic priority goals as the basis for evaluating progress. These goals will complement existing disease-specific goals, broader health goals, and the SDGs. The strategic priority goals mirror the ambition of these existing commitments and aim to galvanize efforts to achieve important gains in immunization over the coming decade.


Immunization is playing a critical role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Immunization reaches more people than any other health and social service, making it the foundation of primary health care systems and a key driver toward universal health coverage. This makes immunization critical to SDG3 – to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Because health is so fundamental to development, IA2030 will also contribute — either directly or indirectly — to 13 of the other SDGs.

Immunization is an investment for the future, creating a healthier, safer and more prosperous world for all.

Table of Contents

  • At a glance
  • Introduction
  • 1-The case for immunization

    • 1.1 Saving lives and protecting he health of populations
    • 1.2 Improving countries’ productivity and resilience
    • 1.3 Ensuring a safer, healthier, more prosperous world
  • 2-A strategy for the future

    • 2.1 Lessons from the Global Vaccine Action Plan
    • 2.2 Lessons from disease-specific initiatives
    • 2.3 The changing context and challenges
    • 2.4 What is new on the 2030 agenda?
  • 3-A framework for action

    • Strategic priority 1. Immunization programmes for primary health care and universal health coverage
    • Strategic priority 2. Commitment and demand
    • Strategic priority 3. Coverage and equity
    • Strategic priority 4. Life-course and integration
    • Strategic priority 5. Outbreaks and emergencies
    • Strategic priority 6. Supply and sustainability
    • Strategic priority 7. Research and innovation
  • 4-Impact and strategic goals
  • 5-Operationalization

    • 5.1 Operational plans
    • 5.2 Ownership and accountability
    • 5.3 Monitoring and evaluation framework
  • References