Home-based records

A home-based record is a health document on which an individual’s history of health services received is recorded. It is maintained in the household by an individual or their caregiver in either paper or electronic format and brought to health...

Looking for policy-makers or programme managers to support the development of an implementation guide for home-based records

The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are collaborating to strengthen implementation of home-based records. An implementation guide to su

NEW! WHO resources on Catch-up Vaccination

NEW!  WHO resources on Catch-up Vaccination 1.      

Requesting input with mapping of implementation tools for home-based records

WHO, UNICEF and JICA are collaborating to develop practical guidance to strengthen implementation of home-based records.  As part of this effort, we are collecting existing tools that support

Stemming the Tide of Counterfeit Proof of Vaccination

Recent reports [1] of counterfeit yellow fever vaccination certificates in Zambia follow reports of falsified proof of vaccination documents being used in other countries, including Ethiopia [2], I

Positive Role of HBR in Immunization Programme: EuVac Baby award

Dear viewers, On behalf of the KVG team, I wish to share the PPT on Eu-Vac Baby presented during the regular Academic Society Meeting today. Laasya, D/O Chaitra C.G is the indexed E

New WHO guidelines released on home-based records

Dear Colleagues, WHO guidelines for home-based records were just recently released - WHO recommendations on home-based records for maternal, newborn and child health. Gene

A true story of an "EuVac" Baby in positive role.

Dear colleagues We feel proud to share a true story of an “EuVac” bay in positive role. Three days back we shared the story of an “ANISOTIC” Baby i

"ANISOTIC BABY" - A CASE REPORT

Dear viewers In India, an estimated 90 lakhs children are either partially vaccinated or unvaccinated and the GOI aims to attain >90% Full Immunization Coverage by 2018 through Intensified

Understanding a Parent’s View of Their Child’s Vaccination Card

In our work, we often focus on how health care workers and program managers use immunization data and less about how parents use data. Through JSI's recent activities to strengthen the availability

Is there a place for home-based records alongside electronic health records and/or electronic registries?

In some communities, electronic health information systems (a topic discussed here in TechNet periodically and within the

Definition of HBR, functions and benefits of its use, designing the HBR, core content of HBR, Implementation. The website provides links to WHO recommendations on home-based records for maternal, newborn and child health, and to a repository of HBRs...

Ngày nay, trong kỷ nguyên bùng nổ công nghệ thông tin, ứng dụng công nghệ thông tin số hoá công tác quản lý trên hệ thống sổ sách trong nhiều lĩnh vực trong đó có ngành y tế, nhiều ứng dựng...

As electronic medical records have come into more general use, medical information has become increasingly portable, personalized, and participatory. This has begun to stimulate patients to become more involved in their own health care. Immunization...

Since Covid-19 vaccines have been rolled out at record speed in most countries, immunization programmes have had to quickly adapt or develop monitoring systems and tools. While digital systems have played an important role in this, most countries...

Objective Missed opportunities for vaccination (MOV) are a significant contributor to low vaccination coverage. To better understand the magnitude and underlying causes of MOV among children aged 0–23 months in Mozambique, we conducted an...

A key strategy to reduce MOV is to screen and vaccinate all children who are missing vaccinations—and this, in part, relies on informed and prepared caregivers. In this video, we will look at interventions to address the most common caregiver...

There are ways to reduce MOV, and vaccinate more children simply by improving the services they are already accessing. In order to identify the most effective interventions, it is important to understand the reasons behind MOV. These may relate to...

Efforts to reduce missed opportunities for vaccination (MOV) can increase immunization coverage by making better use of existing vaccination sites and services. As health workers and supervisors, it is important to recognize why MOV happen, so that...

Authors examine this research-to-practice gap and delineate the facilitators and barriers to the effective implementation and use of maternal and child health HBRs especially in low- and middle-income countries.

A field trial to assess the effectiveness of a reminder sticker in reducing immunization dropout rates was conducted in two districts of Addis Ababa between 14 October 1991 and 31 January 1992. A total of 703 children were entered into the study....

Limited evidence is available about the effectiveness of strategies to remind caregivers when to bring children back for future vaccinations in low- and middle-income country settings. We evaluated the effectiveness of two reminder strategies based...

Current evidence gaps prohibit recommending one form of home-based record over another. Author comments on an article by Nakamura.

The purpose of the study was to assess whether the Road to Health Card (RTHC) was adequately completed and interpreted at primary, secondary and tertiary care levels in South Africa.

Editorial regarding update of South Africa\'s Road to Health Booklet.

This study sought to determine the challenges faced by professional nurses in monitoring the Road to Health Car (RTHC) during consultation, the degree of implementation of the RTHC programme, and the most utilised aspect of the RTHC at Louis...

Home-based records have been used in both low- and high-income countries to improve maternal and child health. We define a function–capacity conceptual framework for home-based records showing how increasing number and complexity of functions in a...

Recent WHO guidelines point to knowledge gaps about home-based records despite their widespread use. Future research should explore their impact on health outcomes, challenges including production costs and confidentiality breaches, the role of...

Home-based records (HBRs) may improve the health of pregnant women, new mothers and their children, and support health care systems. We assessed the effectiveness of HBRs on maternal, newborn and child health reporting, care seeking and self-care...

Mothers, caregivers, and healthcare providers in 163 countries have used paper and electronic home-based records (HBRs) to facilitate primary care visit. These standardized records have the potential to empower women, improve the quality of care for...

WHO guidelines on home-based records for maternal, newborn and child health.

Home-based records (HBRs), which take many forms, serve as an important tool for frontline health workers by providing a standardized patient history vital to making informed decisions about the need for immunization services. There are increasing...

Presentation made at the EPI Managers Meeting for East and South African Region in March 2018. Talks about the Zimbabwe and Kenyan experiences with home-based records

Homemade home-based records (HBRs) are often used to replace official HBRs during stock-outs. By their nature, homemade HBRs are often ad hoc in form and lack structure which may lead to immunization service delivery recording errors. We...

Report describing results of a digital image review and assessment of home-based record durability and recording practices. HBR images obtained as part of Missed Opportunities for Vaccination assessments conducted in Malawi, Timor-Leste and Chad.

Update on the occurrence of home-based record stock-outs reported by national immunization programmes.

Investigators conducted a health centre-based randomized trial, with a 2-year follow-up. Intervention included (i) maternal and child health handbook provision at antenatal care visits; (ii) records and guides by health personnel on and with the...

Home-based records (HBRs) are an important tool for recording and communicating within primary healthcare service delivery. Unfortunately, HBRs are currently unable to fulfil their intended purpose in many communities either because the HBR is not...

This commentary further raises awareness of the role of home-based records within immunization service delivery, describes a user-centered focused workshop conducted in South Asia in March 2016 and encourages countries to look for systems investment...

BACKGROUND: Data on home-based records (HBRs) practices within national immunization programmes are non-existent, making it difficult to determine whether current efforts of immunization programmes related to basic recording of immunization...

Home-based child vaccination records play an important role in documenting immunization services received by children. We report some of the results of a review of home-based vaccination records from 55 countries. In doing so, we categorize records...

With the accelerated introduction of new vaccines in low-income settings, understanding immunization program performance is critical. We sought to improve immunization history acquisition from Ministry of Health vaccination cards during a vaccine...

Vaccination coverage surveys - This document contains a template for a DHS budget (see Annex B)

Vaccination coverage surveys - This document contains a spreadsheet template for a MICS budget

Vaccination coverage surveys - Publication abstract: The National Immunization Survey (NIS) provides state-level estimates of preschool immunization coverage. These coverages are frequently presented in ranked lists, and ranks are frequently...

Vaccination coverage surveys - Publication abstract: Background. Lack of methodological rigor can cause survey error, leading to biased results and suboptimal public health response. This study focused on the potential impact of 3 methodological...

Vaccination coverage surveys - Publication abstract: Public health programs rely on household-survey estimates of vaccination coverage as a basis of programmatic and policy decisions; however, the validity of estimates derived from...

Vaccination coverage survey - Publication abstract: OBJECTIVE: To evaluate potential age-appropriate up-to-date (UTD) vaccination coverage achievable in preschool children if missing vaccinations were administered during a well-child visit at 18...

Vaccination coverage surveys - Publication abstract: BACKGROUND: This study characterizes the healthcare visits at which children receive vaccinations, including the number of these visits and the number of vaccinations that are...

Vaccination coverage surveys - Publication abstract: Background This study aims to assess of the quality of child immunization coverage estimates obtained in 101 national population-based surveys in mostly developing countries. Methods The...

Vaccination coverage survey - Publication abstract: BACKGROUND: Cluster sample surveys of health and nutrition in rural areas of developing countries frequently utilize the EPI (Expanded Programme on Immunization) method of selecting households...

Vaccination coverage surveys - Publication abstract: In the absence of vaccination card data, Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) managers sometimes ask mothers for their children\'s vaccination histories. The magnitude of maternal recall error...

Vaccination coverage surveys - Publication abstract: Estimates of immunization coverage in developing countries are typically made on a \"card plus history\" basis, combining information obtained from vaccination cards with information from...

Vaccination coverage survey - Publication abstract: Estimates of measles vaccination coverage in the Sudan vary on average by 23 percentage points, depending on whether or not information supplied by mothers who have lost their children\'s...

Vaccination coverage surveys - Publication abstract: OBJECTIVE: To assess factors related to recorded vaccine uptake, which may confound the evaluation of vaccine impact. METHODS: Analysis of documented vaccination histories of children under 5...

Vaccination coverage surveys - Publication abstract: MenAfriVac is a new conjugate vaccine against Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A developed for the African \"meningitis belt\". In Niger, the first two phases of the MenAfriVac introduction...

Vaccination coverage survey - Publication abstract: OBJECTIVE: To estimate the yellow fever (YF) vaccine coverage for the endemic and non-endemic areas of Bolivia and to determine whether selected districts had acceptable levels of coverage...

Vaccination coverage survey - Publication abstract: Neonatal tetanus (NT) elimination, < 1 case per 1,000 live births (LB), was assessed at district level in Zimbabwe using a combined lot quality assurance-cluster sampling survey (LQA-CS). Three...

Vaccination coverage survey - Publication abstract: BACKGROUND: The Expanded Program for Immunization (EPI) random walk method has been widely used by the World Health Organization and others for rapid cluster sample surveys where an up-to-date...

Vaccination coverage surveys - Publication abstract: BACKGROUND: Measuring vaccination coverage permits evaluation and appropriate targeting of vaccination services. The cluster survey methodology developed by the World Health Organization,...

Vaccination coverage surveys - Publication abstract: In two-stage cluster surveys, the traditional method used in second-stage sampling (in which the first household in a cluster is selected) is time-consuming and may result in biased estimates of...

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