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Covid-19 Vaccine Delivery Partnership, UNICEF, World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
This short case study illustrates how India successfully leveraged its existing digital data solutions as part of its COVID-19 vaccination response. It outlines the solutions used by the country...
Arnav Kapur, Joseph Mwase​
Malawi: Redcross in partnership with Katikati using 2-way SMS communication to address rumours, gather insight and support communities
Kyla Hayford, Katherine L O'Brien, Joyce Were, E Wangeci Kagucia, Dustin G Gibson, David Obor, Benard Ochieng
Short message service (SMS) reminders coupled with a small monetary incentive conditioned on prompt vaccination have been shown to improve first-dose measles-containing vaccine (MCV1) uptake. We...
BID Initiative, General Department of Preventive Medicine, National Expanded Program on Immunization, PATH, Viettel
As health experts, governments, and policymakers around the world harmonize their goals to improve health outcomes through the use of better data and digital tools, the importance of partnerships...
Brown VB & Oluwatosin OA
BACKGROUND: Reminder/recall systems are effective ways to improve immunization rates, but their feasibility in primary health care (PHC) settings in Nigeria has not been adequately evaluated. In this...
Matthew S.McGlone et al.
Vaccination reminders must both inform and persuade, and text messages designed for this purpose must do so in 160 characters or less. We tested a strategy for improving the impact of HPV vaccination...
Gibson DG et al.
BACKGROUND: As mobile phone access continues to expand globally, opportunities exist to leverage these technologies to support demand for immunisation services and improve vaccine coverage. We aimed...
Despite its promise, however, the digital health landscape today is highly fragmented. The result is a myriad of digital health projects and applications that rarely reach scale and if they were to...
Paul V. Effler, Alan Leeb, Stephanie A. Williams, Darren W. Westphal
INTRODUCTION On-going post-licensure surveillance of adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) is critical to detecting and responding to potentially serious adverse events in a timely manner....
Amabelia Rodrigues, Celso Soares Pereira Batista, Henrik Ravn, Emil Rossing
BACKGROUND Recent studies have revealed a low measles vaccination (MV) rate in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (West Africa) that has not increased in accordance with the increasing coverage of other...
Bay, Sarah L., Crawford, Daniel J.
Introduction Influenza presents additional burdens for children with chronic respiratory conditions. Influenza vaccinations may reduce complications, yet approximately half of children remain...
Chen, Li, Du, Xiaozhen, Zhang, Lin van, Velthoven, Michelle Helena, Wu, Qiong, Yang, Ruikan, Cao, Ying, Wang, Wei, Xie, Lihui, Rao, Xiuqin, Zhang, Yanfeng, Koepsell, Jeanne Catherine
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of an EPI smartphone application (EPI app) on improving vaccination coverage in rural Sichuan Province, China. METHODS This...
Sean T. O\'Leary, Michelle Lee, Steven Lockhart, Sheri Eisert, Anna Furniss, Juliana Barnard, Doron Shmueli, Shannon Stokley, L. Miriam Dickinson, Allison Kempe
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and cost of bidirectional short messaging service in increasing rates of vaccination and well child care (WCC) among adolescents. METHODS: We included all...
David H. Oh, Alya Dabbagh, James L. Goodson, Peter M. Strebel, Sanjita Thapa, Jagat Narain Giri, Sagar Ratna Shakya, Sudhir Khanal
In 2012, the Global Vaccine Action Plan* established a goal to achieve measles and rubella elimination in five of the six World Health Organization (WHO) regions (194 countries) by 2020 (1). Measles...
Minal K. Patel, Viengnakhone Vongxay, Vansy Vilayvone, Siddhartha Sankar Datta, Kathleen Wannemuehler, Phanmanisone Philakong, Edna Moturi, Anonh Xeuatvongsa
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B vaccine birth dose (HepB-BD) was introduced in Lao People\'s Democratic Republic to prevent perinatal hepatitis B virus transmission in 2008; high coverage is challenging since...
Garcia-Dia, Mary, Joy Fitzpatrick, Joyce J, Madigan, Elizabeth A, Peabody, John W
A comparative descriptive study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of text messages with pictures compared with plain text messages or verbal reminders in improving measles, mumps, and...
Cameron Bell et al.
Background: Two-dimensional (2D) barcoding has the potential to enhance documentation of vaccine encounters at the point of care. However, this is currently limited to environments equipped with...
Sophie Githinji et al.
Health facility stock-outs of life saving malaria medicines are common across Africa. Innovative ways of addressing this problem are urgently required. We evaluated whether SMS based reporting of...
Leigh Ann Miller et al.
During May 23, 2014–January 10, 2015, Sierra Leone reported 7,777 confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (Ebola) (1). In response to the epidemic, on August 5, Sierra Leone\'s Emergency Operations...
Brown VB et al.
Immunization coverage of vulnerable children is often sub-optimal in many low- and middle-income countries. The use of a reminder/recall (R/R) system has been one of the strategies shown to be...
PATH
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Vietnam is a country with a high immunization coverage rate of 95%, using the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP3) vaccine as a key indicator of national immunization program...
Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Mirjam Verwijs, Andrea Solnes Miltenburg, Alexander Borgstein, Mary Amoakoh-Coleman, Joyce Linda Browne, Stephanie Felicie Victoria Sondaal
INTRODUCTION: Maternal and neonatal mortality remains high in many low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Availability and use of mobile phones is increasing rapidly with 90% of persons in...
Wright, V et al.
Many health care workers lack access to clinical support tools in rural and resource-limited settings. To address this gap, the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Clinical Guidelines manual was...
Luke Gamble, Richard J. Mellanby, Barend M. Bronsvoort, Ian G. Handel, Kate Shervell, Praveen Ohal, Andrew D. Gibson
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...
Nurul Alam, David Bishai, Charles P Larson, Mridul Chowdhury, Kelsey Zeller, Lavanya Vasudevan, Alain Labrique, Lily Horng, Md Shamsuzzaman, Md Jasim Uddin
In Bangladesh, full vaccination rates among children living in rural hard-to-reach areas and urban streets are low. We conducted a quasi-experimental pre-post study of a 12-month mobile phone...
The impact of a Computerized Immunization Register (CIR) on Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) with sending SMS to parents before immunization sessions has never been studied in sub-Saharan...
Peerawat Wansatid, Waranya Wongwit, Saranath Lawpoolsri, Amnat Khamsiriwatchara, Jaranit Kaewkungwal, Kasemsak Jandee
BACKGROUND: Entering data onto paper-based forms, then digitizing them, is a traditional data-management method that might result in poor data quality, especially when the secondary data are...
Katib, Anas Rao, Deepthi Rao, Praveen Williams, Karen Grant, Jim
Immunization saves millions of lives against vaccine-preventable diseases. Yet, 24 million children born every year do not receive proper immunization during their first year. UNICEF and WHO have...
Watterson, Jessica L Walsh, Julia Madeka, Isheeta
Mobile health (mHealth) technologies have been implemented in many low- and middle-income countries to address challenges in maternal and child health. Many of these technologies attempt to influence...
Hofstetter, Annika M DuRivage, Nathalie Vargas, Celibell Y Camargo, Stewin Vawdrey, David K Fisher, Allison Stockwell, Melissa S
OBJECTIVE: Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination is important for preventing disease outbreaks, yet pockets of under-vaccination persist. Text message reminders have been employed successfully for...
O\'Leary, Sean T Lee, Michelle Lockhart, Steven Eisert, Sheri Furniss, Anna Barnard, Juliana Shmueli, Doron Stokley, Shannon Dickinson, L Miriam Kempe
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness and cost of bidirectional short messaging service in increasing rates of vaccination and well child care (WCC) among adolescents. METHODS: We included all...
K Jia and K Mohamed
Most underdeveloped countries do not meet core disease outbreak surveillance because of the lack of human resources, laboratory and infrastructural facilities. The use of cell phone technology for...
John Haskew et al.
Use of mobile information technology may aid collection of real-time, standardised data to inform and improve decision-making for polio programming and response. The researchers utilised...
Sunday Oluwafemi Oyeyemi and Rolf Wynn12
Giving cell phones to pregnant women and generally improving services could increase their utilization of the primary healthcare system.
Vodafone
An overview of Vodafone technologies\' use throughout several countries in mobile health projects.
Baron- Sophie, Goutard- Flavie, Nguon- Kunthy & Tarantola- Arnaud
BACKGROUND: There is no functional pharmacovigilance system in Cambodia to our knowledge. Mobile phone-based tools- such as short message service (SMS) text messages- are increasingly used for...
Vilella- Anna, Bayas- Jose-Maria, Diaz- Maria-Teresa, Guinovart- Caterina, Diez- Consolación, Simó- Dulcis, Mu\ {n}oz- Amparo & Cerezo- Javier
RATIONALE: Noncompliance with vaccination schedules undermines the potential benefits of immunization. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether a reminder of the next vaccine dose sent by...
Neo Mohutsiwa-Dibe, Clara B Aranda-Jan, Svetla Loukanova
BACKGROUND: Access to mobile phone technology has rapidly expanded in developing countries. In Africa- mHealth is a relatively new concept and questions arise regarding reliability of the technology...
Patel- Ashlesha, Stern- Lisa, Unger- Zoe, Debevec- Elie, Roston- Alicia, Hanover- Rita & Morfesis- Johanna
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether automated reminders increase on-time completion of the three-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series. METHODS: Ten reproductive health centers enrolled 365...
World Health Organization (WHO)
Vaccine-preventable deaths account for an estimated 17% of the 8.8 million deaths worldwide each year in children under five years of age (1). In Pakistan, despite major efforts to improve...
Sankaranarayanan- Jayashri & Sallach- Rory E
OBJECTIVE: This pilot study explores the patient-centered demand for mobile phone-based health (mobile health m-health) services in the rural United States by documenting rural patients\' access to...
Wesolowski- Amy, O'Meara- Wendy Prudhomme, Tatem- Andrew J, Ndege- Samson, Eagle- Nathan & Buckee- Caroline O
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...
Alain Labrique
A project description of mTikka, an electronic, cloud-based system for infant registration, vaccination record-keeping, incentivization, and survey of vaccination beliefs.
Chandir- Subash, et al.
This document describes an incentivized vaccination pilot in Pakistan where parents receive may win grocery shopping credit through lottery if they vaccinate their children. It also employs the use...
Sustainable Engineering Lab
A brief description of Dristhi, a mHealth application for maternal and child care.
Michael Pluscauskas, Katherine Atkinson, Kumanan Wilson, Cameron Bell
A free iPhone app was designed to help parents in Ontario track their children's vaccination records. It was launched in the iTunes app store on 20 November 2012. There were 4867 downloads in the...
Katherine M. Atkinson, Kumanan Wilson, Greg Penney
Digital technology has created an opportunity to reenvision the traditional immunization paper record. We describe our experience developing a government endorsed mobile immunization record in...
Qiong Wu, Ye Li, Jeanne Catherine Koepsell, Lin Zhang, Ruikan Yang, Michelle Helena van Velthoven, Xiuqin Rao, Xiaozhen Du, Wei Wang, Li Chen, Yanfeng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Although good progress has been achieved in expanding immunization of children in China- disparities exist across different provinces. Information gaps both from the service supply and...
Dante Pascali, Shelley L Deeks, Sarah E Wilson, Jacqueline Westeinde, Robin Ducharme, Katherine M Atkinson, Kumanan Wilson
Sub-optimal vaccination coverage and recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases serve as a reminder that vaccine hesitancy remains a concern. ImmunizeCA- a new smartphone app to help track...
Jacqueline Westeinde, Katherine M. Atkinson, Kumanan Wilson
Mobile technology and applications (apps) have disrupted several industries including healthcare. The advantage of apps, being personally focused and permitting bidirectional communication, make them...
Natasha S. Crowcroft, Shelley L. Deeks, Katherine M. Atkinson, Kumanan Wilson
Immunization registries or information systems are critical to improving the quality and evaluating the ongoing success of immunization programs. However, the completeness of these systems is...
Marsha E Reichman, Brooke Courtney, Richard Platt, Carsie Nyirenda, Ted Palen, Gretchen Weiss, Arthur Davidson, Melissa McClung, Kristin Goddard, Matthew F Daley
Medical countermeasures (MCMs) are medical products used during public health emergencies. This study, conducted within the Mini-Sentinel Initiative, sought to develop the patient identification and...
Kumanan Wilson, Katherine M. Atkinson, Julien Guerinet, Cameron Bell
BACKGROUND Two-dimensional (2D) barcoding has the potential to enhance documentation of vaccine encounters at the point of care. However, this is currently limited to environments equipped with...
Kumanan Wilson, Steven Hawken, Natasha Crowcroft, Shelley L. Deeks, Sarah E. Wilson, Robin Ducharme, Jacqueline Westeinde, Katherine M. Atkinson
Mobile applications have the potential to influence vaccination behavior, including on-time vaccination. We sought to determine whether the use of a mobile immunization app was associated with the...
Julie A. Bettinger, Natasha Crowcroft, Shelley L. Deeks, Dean Fergusson, Kim Marty, Cameron Bell, Jacqueline Westeinde, Katherine M. Atkinson, Kumanan Wilson
The Canadian National Vaccine Safety network (CANVAS) gathers and analyzes safety data on individuals receiving the influenza vaccine during the early stages of annual influenza vaccination campaigns...
Lubna A. Jafri, Abdul M. Kazi
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative, established in 1988, has led to the immunization of 2.5 billion children against the disease. In 2014, only 359 cases of poliomyelitis (polio) were reported...
Abdul M. Kazi
Routine childhood immunisation is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions that have considerably reduced global child morbidity and mortality.1 However, annually,...