The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored again the importance of effective, life-saving immunization programs. While such programs have thrived in numerous Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) countries, they now face a myriad of challenges. Growing fiscal constraints, unequal access, rising costs, plans to integrate new vaccines or age groups, the lingering fallout of the pandemic, and other challenges are threatening regional health, with potential long-term ramifications.

Looking beyond COVID-19, how can countries restore and strengthen their routine immunization and the overall health system to meet current and future needs? Which existing or innovative financing mechanisms can help mobilize resources necessary for such improvements? What can the public, private, and multilateral sectors do–respectively and collaboratively–to advance these efforts?

Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Wednesday, November 16, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET for a virtual conversation on opportunities, impediments, and key leverage points for immunization financing in Latin America and the Caribbean.

This event will also launch the Center’s latest report with actionable recommendations for improving immunization program outcomes and system resiliency in the region.


Dr. Rodriguez Henriquez
General Coordinator of System and Resource Sustainability
Republic of Ecuador

Dr. Ana Elena Chévez
Senior Regional Advisor for the Revolving Fund
Pan America Health Organization

Anupama Tantri
Executive Director, Global Public Policy

Miguel Betancourt-Cravioto
Report co-author;
Former Director of Global Solutions
Carlos Slim Foundation

In conversation with

Pepe Zhang
Report co-author; Associate Director and Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Opening remarks by

Jason Marczak
Senior Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

We would like to thank Merck & Co. for supporting this event.

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.