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Recognizing the inefficiencies and associated costs of poor decision making to motivate a common sense business case for immunization information system investment
Poor decision making due to "poor data quality", meaning data that are ill-fit for the decisions that need to be made, is one of the biggest challenges we confront in our efforts to improve the health and well-being of women and children around the world. Globally, many (though not all) leaders now recognize that poor decision making and poor data quality threaten to stall the progress made over the past 20-25 years. We recognize the problem and have talked at length about it, but now we must ta...
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Posted on Thursday, January 12 2017, 08:59 PM
  • #Planning, budgeting, and financing
  • #Home-based records
  • #immunization information systems
A composite “HBR” for – MMU (Mobile Medical Unit specific)
Dear viewers In-spite of rapid progress in e-media, offline Home Based Record (HBR) has an important role in all the countries. WHO supports local innovation for sustenance as 6th and 5th principles of GVAP (Global Vaccination Action Plan). After reading the outcome indicators of a project, we developed a user-friendly card. Service providers at the field level can easily document the essential data of two mothers in the front page, compile and transmit in the monthly report for performance re...
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Posted on Sunday, January 15 2017, 04:44 AM
  • #Coverage monitoring
  • #GVAP
  • #WHO
  • #Data Reporting
Report “State of inequality: childhood immunization” now available
In December 2016, the State of inequality: childhood immunization report was released. It addresses two overarching questions: What inequalities in childhood immunization coverage exist in low- and middle-income countries? And how have childhood immunization inequalities changed over the last 10 years? In answering these questions, this report draws on data about five childhood immunization indicators, disaggregated by four dimensions of inequality, and covering 69 countries. The findings of th...
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Posted on Friday, January 13 2017, 06:25 PM
  • #Coverage monitoring
  • #WHO
Consideration of further refining exisiting SOPs for imaging home-based records during vaccination coverage surveys
Some may be aware that the revised WHO vaccination coverage cluster survey manual encourages consideration of imaging (whether through photographing or handheld scanner) home-based records as part of vaccination coverage survey field work. Within the TechNet resource library there is a standard operating procedure(SOP) that has naturally evolved out of practical needs for survey staff guidance in one national vaccination coverage survey. While the existing SOP provides a starting point, in many...
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Posted on Thursday, January 12 2017, 02:21 PM
  • #Coverage monitoring
  • #Home-based records
  • #WHO
  • #immunization information systems
Home-based record stock-outs — a quiet problem challenging immunization programmes that needs attention. Is bundling with other vaccine delivery supplies a reasonable solution?
Posting by: David W Brown, Brown Consulting Group International, LLC, North Carolina, USA Marta Gacic-Dobo, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland The WHO and UNICEF recommend that immunization programmes order and supply vaccines bundled with safe-injection equipment (e.g., diluents, auto-disable syringes, reconstitution syringes and safety boxes) to better ensure that AD syringes along with other safe-injection equipment are available together with vaccines in appropriate correspond...
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Posted on Friday, October 28 2016, 01:08 AM
  • #Home-based records
  • #Data Reporting

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