Surveys of measles vaccination coverage in eastern and southern Africa: a review of quality and methods used

Vaccination coverage surveys - Publication abstract: Objective To assess the methods used in the evaluation of measles vaccination coverage, identify quality concerns and provide recommendations for improvement. Methods We reviewed surveys that were conducted to evaluate supplementary measles immunization activities in eastern and southern Africa during 2012 and 2013. We investigated the organization(s) undertaking each survey, survey design, sample size, the numbers of study clusters and children per study cluster, recording of immunizations and methods of analysis. We documented sampling methods at the level of clusters, households and individual children. We also assessed the length of training for field teams at national and regional levels, the composition of teams and the supervision provided. Findings The surveys were conducted in Comoros, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Of the 13 reports we reviewed, there


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Added on: 24 March, 2016
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