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JSI Research & Training Institute
JSI’s Universal Immunization through Improving Family Health Services (UI-FHS) project in Ethiopia, published in the journal Global Health: Science and Practice. The project used innovative...
PATH
Accidental interruption of the cold chain storage of health products can create problems such as spoilage, changes in the appearance, taste, or smell, growth of harmful bacteria, or lost potency. As...
World Health Organization (WHO)
There are few interventions targeting young adolescents and those that do exist are often not adequately reaching them. This is because the number of contacts between the health system and...
World Health Organization (WHO), Immunization Academy
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...
Eric Jemera, Jane Briggs, Andualem Oumer
Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) remains one of the major causes of maternal mortality. The World Health Organization recommends oxytocin as the most effective medicine to prevent and treat PPH,...
PATH, The Access and Delivery Partnership (ADP)
Value-based procurement (VBP) is the practice of evaluating potential new products, services, and solutions to maximize overall value for money (VFM), rather than focusing only on the lowest purchase...
VillageReach
Well-performing supply chains play a fundamental role in improving access to lifesaving products for all, and are a critical part of the COVID-19 response. However, supply chains can be a weak point...
World Health Organization (WHO)
This document brings together a range of resources to provide an overview of the global policies, potential interventions and strategies related to the integration of immunization services. It also...
World Health Organization (WHO)
With the previous edition of Immunization in Practice (IIP) having been translated and used throughout the world, we realized the tremendous responsibility we had when we embarked on this new...
SachikoOzawa et al.
Background: Routine childhood immunization coverage has been low in northern Nigeria. While local authorities and international partners have been working hard to improve coverage, population...
Ropero Alvarez et al.
Maternal and neonatal immunization (MNI) is a core component of the new immunization model in the Americas, which transitioned from immunization of children to that of the entire family....
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
To improve the well-being of the population and bridge gaps in health service delivery, it is necessary to guarantee access to various health interventions, including proven strategies such as...
Erika Linnander et al.
Persistent gaps in the availability of essential medicines have slowed the achievement of global health targets. Despite the supply chain knowledge and expertise that ministries of health might glean...
Stef Lemmens et al.
Previous research has integrated multi-echelon inventory management into the design of a responsive supply chain by the use of the guaranteed service approach. We build further upon this work by...
HIP
Both immunization and family planning services are important components of primary health care. Child immunizations are one of the most equitable and well-used health services globally, and the...
Kamal Fahmy et al.
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative has reduced the global incidence of polio by 99% and the number of countries with endemic polio from 125 to 3 countries. The Polio Eradication and Endgame...
Modibo Dicko et al.
Before 2013, Senegal public health supply system was pull-based and fully public-run. Lengthy and recurrent stockouts of essential health products (incl. contraceptives) were the rule, not the...
Helena Rosado et al.
The role of pharmacists in immunisation and vaccination varies across the world; in some countries pharmacists are primarily involved in ensuring the safe supply and ...
VillageReach
At the end of 2015, the provincial government of Tete - with support from VillageReach and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) - contracted with a local third-party logistics provider to test a new...
Elizabeth Tangel Chehab et al.
Introduction Vitamin A deficiency is a public health problem that affects children across the WHO African Region. Countries have integrated vitamin A supplementation in different child health...
World Health Organization (WHO)
The Technet meeting was held from 26-27 October 2006 in Mexico city. Over 120 participants attended the conference. This report summarises the discussions.
World Health Organization (WHO)
The 1999 Technet consultative meeting was held in Harare, Zimbabwe, from 6 to 10 December 1999. Approximately 80 participants attended, representing global organizations, nongovernmental...
Katerini T. Storeng
Lauded for getting specific health issues onto national and international agendas and for their potential to improve value for money and outcomes, public-private global health initiatives (GHIs) have...
Ryman TK et al.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Hygiene interventions reduce child mortality from diarrhea. Vaccination visits provide a platform for delivery of other health services but may overburden nurses. We compared 2...
Yasmin Chandani et al.
A UNICEF review of the challenges to scaling up integrated community case management (iCCM) found that drug shortages were a common bottleneck. In many settings, little thought has gone into the...
Alassane Dicko, Ousmane B Toure, Issaka Sagara, Mariam Traore, Sidy O Toure, Mahamadou S Sissoko, Alpha T Diallo, Christophe Rogier, Roger Salomon, Alexandra de Sousa, Ogobara K Doumbo
This study shows that high coverage of the IPTi can be obtained when the strategy is implemented using routine health services and implementation resulted in a significant increase in coverage of EPI...
Ane B. Fisker, Carlito Bale, Amabelia Rodrigues, Ibraima Balde, Manuel Fernandes, Mathias J. Jørgensen, Niels Danneskiold-Samsøe, Linda Hornshøj, Julie Rasmussen, Emil D. Christensen, Bo M. Bibby, Peter Aaby, Christine S. Benn
The World Health Organization recommends vitamin A supplementation (VAS) at routine vaccination contacts after 6 months of age based on the assumption that it reduces mortality by 24%. The policy has...
C. John Clements et al.
The Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), launched in 1974, has developed and implemented a range of strategies and practices over the last three decades to ensure that children and adults...
Crawley et al.
Intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during infancy (IPTi) is the administration of a full therapeutic course of antimalarial drugs to infants living in settings where malaria is endemic, at...
Jon Kim Andrus et al.
Global efforts to eliminate measles and rubella can be combined with other actions to accelerate the strengthening of health systems in developing countries. However, there are several challenges...
Ryman et al.
Qualitative health worker interviews and community focus groups were conducted in 4 African countries (Kenya, Mali, Ethiopia, and Cameroon). Integration was generally well accepted by both community...
J. M. Okwo-Bele
The Journal of Infectious Diseases supplement rightly focuses on the notion of integrated healthcare, which has a long history in public health. Integrated healthcare has been proposed to tackle the...
Aaron S. Wallace, Tove K. Ryman, Vance Dietz
The World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund promote integration of maternal and child health (MCH) and immunization services as a strategy to strengthen immunization...
Ryman TK et al.
Communities generally supported integration, and integrated services may have the potential to increase service utilization and possibly even reduce the stigma of certain services. Some concerns...
Maeve K. Lalor et al.
BCG vaccination is administered in infancy in most countries with the aim of providing protection against tuberculosis. There is increasing interest in the role of vitamin D in immunity to...
Christopher R Sudfeld et al.
The current strategy utilized by WHO/United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) to reach the Global Immunization Vision and Strategy 2010 measles reduction goal includes increasing coverage of measles...
Clements CJ et al
There is an enormous range of research that could be undertaken to support routine immunization. However, implementation of strategic plans, rather than additional research will have the greatest...
This report presents the first year of a multi-year evaluation into medical supply reform in Papua New Guinea (PNG). This report presents the methods, findings and recommendations and is intended for...
UNICEF
The World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reiterate the value of safe, feasible, and cost-effective integration of temperature-sensitive health products into...
Prashant Yadav et al.
Highlights •Integration with other supply chains is often presented as a strategy to improve the efficiency of vaccine supply chains. •Integration with other supply chains can be challenging in...
Jane Crawley et al.
Intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during infancy (IPTi) is the administration of a full therapeutic course of antimalarial drugs to infants living in settings where malaria is endemic, at...
PATH, World Health Organization (WHO)
This project Optimize document provides national immunization program managers, their technical support staff, policymakers in ministries of health, and global agencies involved in vaccine and health...
World Health Organization (WHO), PATH
This evidence brief, developed by project Optimize, examines the benefits, challenges, and rationale for integrating vaccine supply chains with the supply chains of other health commodities. It...
World Health Organization (WHO)
The aim of the Global Reference List is to contribute to the reduction of reporting requirements and to promote greater alignment with, and investment in, one country-led health sector ...
Emery Berg, Bonnie Urquhart, Waqar Haque, Ramandeep Dhanoa
BACKGROUND: Health care organizations gather large volumes of data- which has been traditionally stored in legacy formats making it difficult to analyze or use effectively. Though recent...
Ajay Kumar Goel
An overview of integrating various sources of polio data into a centralized Polio Information System (POLIS). The presentation covers some of the functionalities of the software including detailed...
Johansen- S & Orthoefer- J E
This paper represents an experiment in making school health records more responsive to the needs of school nurses, so that they in turn can be more responsive to the needs of the children. The...
Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals, Services (SIAPS) Program . Considerations for the Integration of HMIS & LMIS. Arlington- Va: Management Sciences for Health.
In many countries and contexts- health management information systems (HMISs) and logistics management information systems (LMISs) and their data are managed separately. They are often housed in...
Ayub Manya, Anne Barsigo
This presentation describes the context and piloting of DHIS2 system in Kenya in 2011. The national roll-out process- experiences- and key challenges are discussed.
MMGH Consulting
Presentation with country examples of good practices and innovation to mainstream/integrate COVID-19 vaccination in the main critical areas of vacciantion.