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JUST RELEASED: Book Chapter on Information Systems for EPI (with special section on Electronic Immunization Registries)

A textbook from lectures we used to give at the “Ciro de Quadros Vaccinology Course for Latin America” just got published by the Sabin Institute:

Editorial from EPI Monthly Feedback Bulletin from AFRO East and South (August-October 2017): The use of innovations (ODK) supporting country level Integrated Supportive Supervision real time documentation.

As part of the WHO African region efforts to improve immunization and surveillance performances in terms of quality, effectiveness, efficiency, coverage and equity and in order to strengthen the ca

Managing Proof of delivery

How best can a less developed country like Uganda conduct a cost effective POD in real time after trucks have delivered?

Supply chains and GIS: How geography can strengthen the analysis of supply chains

Cross-posted from the IAPHL forum with many thanks! Dear IAPHL members, Firstly, thanks to Victoria, Kamran, Gashaw, Wendy, and Prashant for providing their insig

INTRODUCTION Nigeria is among the 3 countries in which polio remains endemic. The country made significant efforts to reduce polio transmission but remains challenged by poor-quality campaigns and poor team performance in some areas. This article...

The goal of this Geographic Information System (GIS) study was to obtain accurate information on the locations of study subjects, road network and services for research purposes so that the clinical outcomes of interest (e.g., vaccine efficacy,...

This guide is an introduction on how to integrate logistics management information systems (LMIS) with geographic information systems (GIS). It covers the value of integrating these two systems, the steps in assessing if it is currently viable to...

BACKGROUND: In mass vaccination campaigns- large volumes of data must be managed efficiently and accurately. In a reactive oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign in rural Haiti during an ongoing epidemic- we used a mobile health (mHealth) system to...

A brief presentation on how GIS technologies can be used in immunization information systems for improved programme management. Some of the key applications of the technology within the programme include target population estimation based on GIS, as...

Immunization registries offer the opportunity for epidemiologists, immunization coordinators, assessment specialists, and immunization coalitions to address all aspects of communicable disease prevention. Registries that are population-based...

BACKGROUND: Oral rabies vaccination programs have been implemented to control the spread of wildlife rabies in the United States. However, current surveillance systems are inadequate for the efficient management and evaluation of these large scale...

BACKGROUND: The use of GIS in public health is growing, a consequence of a rapidly evolving technology and increasing accessibility to a wider audience. Google Earth (GE) is becoming an important mapping infrastructure for public health. However,...

In this paper we discuss the SIMID tool for simulation of the spread of infectious disease, enabling spatio-temporal visualization of the dynamics of influenza outbreaks. SIMID is based on modern random network methodology and implemented within the...

OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the temporal, spatial, and spatio-temporal variation of immunization rates for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunization in the province of Alberta. The study uses yearly immunization rate data for Health Zones...

BACKGROUND: Over 20 000 people die from rabies each year in India. At least 95 % of people contract rabies from an infected dog. Annual vaccination of over 70 % of the dog population has eliminated both canine and human rabies in many countries....

OBJECTIVES: To identify factors associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and to determine the geographic distribution of vaccine uptake while accounting for spatial autocorrelation. DESIGN: This study is cross-sectional in design...

BACKGROUND: Case-control studies have not been examined for their utility in assessing population-level vaccine protection in individually randomized trials. METHODS: We used the data of a randomized, placebo-controlled trial of a cholera vaccine...

BACKGROUND: Defining the number and location of sprayable structures (houses) is foundational to plan and monitor indoor residual spray (IRS) implementation, a primary intervention used to control the transmission of malaria. Only by mapping the...

BACKGROUND: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are powerful communication tools for public health. However- using GIS requires considerable skill and- for this reason- is sometimes limited to experts. Web-based GIS has emerged as a solution to...

BACKGROUND: One of the CDC\'s immunization program priorities is to utilize statewide immunization registries along with the GIS software to identify pockets of need, and determine solutions to improve statewide immunization rates. South Dakota\'s...

OBJETIVO: Desenvolver método para planejamento e avaliação de campanhas de vacinação contra a raiva animal. MÉTODOS: O desenvolvimento da metodologia baseou-se em sistemas de informação geográfi ca para estimar a população e a densidade...

The application of geospatial data to public health problems has expanded significantly with increased access to low-cost handheld global positioning system (GPS) receivers and free programs for geographic information systems analysis. In January...

OBJECTIVE: To develop a method to assist in the design and assessment of animal rabies control campaigns. METHODS: A methodology was developed based on geographic information systems to estimate the animal (canine and feline) population and density...

PROBLEM: Traditional random sampling at community level requires a list of every individual household that can be randomly selected in the study community. The longitudinal demographic surveillance systems often used as sampling frames are difficult...

BACKGROUND: Poor physical access to health facilities has been identified as an important contributor to reduced uptake of preventive health services and is likely to be most critical in low-income settings. However- the relation among physical...

The quality of vaccination services provided for children aged 12-23 months was determined in different districts of Istanbul- Turkey. Quality was assessed through a lot quality assurance sampling method- using data extracted from interviews...

Background: The national coverage rate for the 4:3:1:3:3 immunization series exceeds 80%. However coverage remains varied at the state and local level, with some jurisdictions reporting rates below 70%. Identifying areas of low immunization...

This presentation describes Geographic Information Systems used in Nepal to map the occurrence of vaccine preventable diseases and track the performance of immunization programme in Nepal.

CONTEXT: Public health agencies use mass immunization locations to quickly administer vaccines to protect a population against an epidemic. The selection of such locations is frequently determined by available staffing levels and in some places- not...

BACKGROUND: The goal of this Geographic Information System (GIS) study was to obtain accurate information on the locations of study subjects- road network and services for research purposes so that the clinical outcomes of interest (e.g.- vaccine...

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Parental refusal and delay of childhood vaccines has increased in recent years and is believed to cluster in some communities. Such clusters could pose public health risks and barriers to achieving immunization quality...

In the last decade, geographic information systems (GIS) have become accessible to researchers in developing countries, yet guidance remains sparse for developing a GIS. Drawing on experience in developing a GIS for a large community trial in rural...

There is a pressing need for baseline demographic and health-related data to plan- implement and evaluate health interventions in developing countries- and to monitor progress towards international development goals. However- mobile pastoralists-...

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