This is the fifth in a series of eight factsheets on the theme of governance and systems, that draws on the results and lessons learned from the PRRINN-MNCH programme. This particular factsheet focuses on strengthening the GAVI system through sound financial management. The key messages are:
Training for accounts staff and new financial procedures have helped release Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) funds for routine immunisation.
- Lack of established financial procedures hampered access to GAVI funds for immunisation support frozen in bank accounts.
- PRRINN-MNCH worked with accounts staff to develop the Financial Management Guidelines for GAVI funds which were then harmonised with existing accounting procedures.
- Sound financial management and transparency are improving access to GAVI funds. The new procedures are leading directly to a rise in immunisation and therefore improved child and maternal survival rates