Tb patients currently on such therapies and improve the treatment of lateral infection. Innovative financing mechanism for global health: unitaid: gap between the available financing and the estimated financial needs for meeting the. Prioritizing gavi assistance and sustaining country vaccine programs. Addressing the policy problem: 2012 - pilot sutdy, 6 countries for transition planning in preparation for their graduation in 2018. Angola, bhutan, the republic of congo, georgia, moldova and mongolia. Planning focused on three elements: development a sustainable financing plan, deciding how to procure vaccines, strengthening regulatory capacity. Case study - onchocerciasis: background: river blindness afflicts approx. 26 mill people worldwide. more than 99% of victims are in sub-saharan africa: the intervention: caused by a worm that enters its human victims through the bite of an infected blackfly. Worms grow and produce millions of microscopic offspring called microfilaria. They move around through the skin in severe cases causes blindness.