108 results
Isaac Mugoya, Emilia Klimiuk, Sarah Hassanen, Wendy Prosser, JSI, Sonder Design Collective
Join JSI and Sonder Design Collective for the second in a series of mini 30-minute webinars sharing their initial findings from The Vaccine Data Discovery Research in Kenya. This Human-Centered...
Isaac Mugoya, Emilia Klimiuk, Sarah Hassanen, Wendy Prosser, JSI, Sonder Design Collective
This webinar is a third in a series of mini 30-minute webinars sharing their initial findings from the Vx Data Insights research in Kenya. This Human-Centered Design study is a joint effort between...
Sonder Design Collective, JSI
In this presentation, JSI and Sonder Design Collective will take you through their learnings about the two modes of decision-making in the Kenyan health system. Through key insights and illustrative...
JSI, Sonder Design Collective
Join JSI and Sonder Design Collective for the second in a series of mini 30-minute webinars sharing their initial findings from The Vaccine Data Discovery Research in Kenya. This Human-Centered...
JSI, Sonder Design Collective
This is a first in a series of mini 30-minute webinars with JSI and Sonder Design Collective sharing their initial findings from The Vaccine Data Discovery Research in Kenya. This Human-Centered...
Berhane Y, Pickering J
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...
CHAI, JSI, VillageReach
Synthesis report covering a cross-country analysis of data review teams interventions carried out by CHAI, John Snow, Inc., and VillageReach. Surfaces three principles and eight recommendations for...
JSI/MCSP
Immunization is at the very core of health programs around the world yet its performance is commonly measured by just a single number, namely coverage with a third dose of a vaccine that protects...
David W. Brown, Collins TABU, Ikechukwu Udo OGBUANU
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...
Bradley H. Wagenaar et al.
The aim of this study is to estimate the immediate and lasting effects of the 2014–2015 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak on public-sector primary healthcare delivery in Liberia using 7 years of...
JSI
The Universal Immunization through Improving Family Health Services (UI-FHS) project works to improve the routine immunization system in over 100 woredas (districts) in six regions of Ethiopia. The...
Paul Welaga et al.
Background: Measles vaccine (MV) administered as the last vaccine after the third dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) may be associated with better child survival unrelated to prevention of...
Oli AN et al.
Vaccines are biological products and their efficacy is affected by storage conditions. They are vital in promoting public health. Failures in immunization programmes often times are blamed on...
Village Reach
This document summarises the current state of the country’s immunisation supply chain and how additional value and efficiency can be achieved. It specifically examines overall costs, health worker...
Labama MB et al.
INTRODUCTION: The quality of vaccines is critical for good immunization outcomes. It is dependent on the effectiveness of technical and logistics management system put in place. This study aimed to...
Colleen Scott et al.
The collection, analysis, and use of data to measure and improve immunization programme performance are priorities for WHO, global partners and national immunization programmes (NIPs). High quality...
Soleine Scotney et al.
Introducing a new vaccine is a large-scale endeavor that can face many challenges, resulting in introduction delays and inefficiencies. The development of national task teams and tools, such as...
Lora Shimp et al.
Introduction: although systematic program review meetings are common practice in many health and immunization programs, there is little documentation on their implementation and role. Adult education...
Ketema Belda et al.
Introduction: Despite the increase of immunization coverage (administrative) of measles in the country, there are widespread outbreaks of measles. In this respect, we investigated one of the...
Balcha G. Masresha et al.
In 2011, the 46 World Health Organization (WHO) African Region (AFR) member states established a goal of measles elimination* by 2020, by achieving 1) ≥95% coverage of their target populations with...
Pat Lennon et al.
Vaccine cold chain equipment (CCE) in developing countries is often exposed to harsh environmental conditions, such as extreme temperatures and humidity, and is subject to many additional challenges,...
Martin Wright et al.
Development partners and donors have encouraged and incentivized governments in developing countries to explore ways of working with third-party service suppliers to reduce costs and increase service...
Muyi Aina et al.
Objective: As part of its vaccine supply chain redesign efforts, Kano state now pushes vaccines directly from 6 state stores to primary health centers equipped with solar refrigerators. Our objective...
David Sarley et al.
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and in 2012 was suffering some of the lowest vaccination rates in the World. A combination of factors had resulted in a dysfunctional immunization cold...
Wendy Prosser et al.
Introduction: Evidence suggests that immunization supply chains are becoming outdated and unable to deliver needed vaccines due to growing populations and new vaccine introductions. Redesigning a...
Maya M.V.X. van den Ent et al.
Vaccination rates have improved in many countries, yet immunization inequities persist within countries and the poorest communities often bear the largest burden of vaccine preventable disease....
Andrew T. Boyd, Diambi Dombaxe, Rosa Moreira, M.S. Oliveira, Eusebio Manuel, Carlos Navarro Colorado, Tatiana M. Lanzieri
The yellow fever outbreak declared in Angola in January 2016 soon became the largest recorded yellow fever outbreak in the country’s history. In response, the Angola Ministry of Health, supported...
Mike Brison & Yann LeTallec
In many countries, one of the common factors limiting full and equitable access to effective immunization is the existence of gaps in cold chain and logistics (CCL) systems. This article focuses on...
Felix Kabange Mukwapa Numbi & Blanchard Mukengeshayi Kupa
The Democratic Republic of Congo (the DRC) has rapidly improved the quality of social services and infrastructure in general, and the health sector in particular in recent years. It is not always...
Lucy A Parker et al.
Shortages of vaccines for epidemic diseases, such as cholera, meningitis, and yellow fever, have become common over the past decade, hampering efforts to control outbreaks through mass reactive...
This evidence brief provides supply chain managers in low- and middle-income countries with a summary of how recent solar direct-drive (SDD) refrigeration projects have performed, highlighting...
Sandra Wilcox, David Shanklin
Civil society organizations (CSOs) are increasingly joining forces with public health personnel at the local and national levels to provide greater scrutiny of programs and budgets. Described as...
PATH
In remote locations, which often have high ambient temperatures and where there is no reliable power, it is a huge challenge to keep lifesaving vaccines at a safe temperature for a sufficient length...
Shola Molemodile et al.
Responsibility for immunisation in Nigeria is decentralised to sub-national governments. So far, they have failed to achieve optimal coverage for their populations. We evaluated a pilot intervention...
Hitesh Hurkchand
The approach to review interagency collaboration in medicines supply chain examined the subject in the context of current literature and evidence in effective collaboration. As such, it did not focus...
World Health Organization (WHO)
Strong progress continues to be made since the Health Assembly called for the worldwide eradication of poliomyelitis in 1988.1 At the time, poliomyelitis was endemic in more than 125 countries around...
Laura Kerr
5.9 million children under 5 died in 2015, the majority from vaccine preventable diseases. Decades of effort & investment from donor countries have driven significant progress but, in the final year...
Ebile Akoh W et al.
BACKGROUND: Vaccination is the most effective intervention strategy, and the provision of vaccination at fixed posts and outreach posts is a backbone of a sustainable vaccination system in...
Rurangwa J & Rujeni N
Pneumonia is a public health problem in the tropics, and the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugative vaccine (PCV-7) has been introduced in an effort to prevent the disease and therefore reduce childhood...
Maurice Gatera et al.
As the pace of vaccine uptake accelerates globally, there is a need to document low-income country experiences with vaccine introductions. Over the course of five years, the government of Rwanda...
Jacqueline E. Tate et al.
Background. Rotavirus vaccine efficacy is lower in low-income countries than in high-income countries. Rwanda was one of the first low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa to introduce rotavirus...
VillageReach
This report from VillageReach offers detailed analysis and lessons learned from over a decade of working with the Mozambique Ministry of Health to implement comprehensive iSC changes leading to a...
Elizabeth B Adedire, Ikeoluwapo Ajayi, Olufunmilayo I Fawole, Olufemi Ajumobi, Simon Kasasa, Peter Wasswa, Patrick Nguku
BACKGROUND: Routine immunisation (RI) contributes immensely to reduction in mortality from vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) among children. The Nigerian Demographic and Health Survey, 2008...
USAID
Over the last decade, investments made by the Government of Tanzania (GOT) through the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children (MOHCDGEC), United States Agency for...
PrayGod G et al.
BACKGROUND: Mortality due to severe pneumonia during childhood in resource-constrained settings is high, but data to provide basis for interventions to improve survival are limited. The objective of...
Kälvemark Sporrong S et al.
Introduction: The health supply chain is often the weakest link in achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals and universal health coverage, requiring trained professionals who are...
Wesolowski A et al.
Few countries in Africa currently include rubella-containing vaccination (RCV) in their immunization schedule. The Global Alliance for Vaccines Initiative (GAVI) recently opened a funding window that...
Liliane C Meireles et al.
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) continues to represent a major health problem and can lead to acute liver failure, acute hepatitis, chronic carriership, chronic hepatitis of HBV, liver cirrhosis, liver...
Kjell Arne Johansson et al.
Background: Pneumonia and pneumococcal disease cause a large disease burden in resource-constrained settings. We pursue an extended cost-effectiveness analysis (ECEA) of two fully publicly financed...
Beckie Nnenna Tagbo et al.
Background/Objectives: Performance of the vaccination programme in Nigeria is lower than the regional average as well the 95% target necessary for sustained control of vaccine preventable diseases....
Charity Warigon et al.
Introduction. Poliomyelitis remains a global threat despite availability of oral polio vaccine (OPV), proven to reduce the burden of the paralyzing disease. In Nigeria, children continue to miss the...
Daniel Ali et al.
Background. Following the 2012 declaration by World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa and the WHO Executive Board to ramp up routine immunization (RI) activities, began to...
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and the International Centre for Humanitarian Affairs
The effort towards improving the health of the population in Kenya continues to produce results driven by accurate and timely data. Over the past three decades, the country has witnessed impressive...
Roma Chilengi et al.
Introduction: Under five mortality in Zambia is unacceptably high and diarrhoea is the third leading contributor. The Programme for Awareness and Elimination of Diarrhoea (PAED) sought to support the...
George Armah et al.
Background. The recommended schedule for receipt of 2-dose human rotavirus vaccine (HRV) coincides with receipt of the first and second doses of diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus vaccine (ie, 6...
Juliet N Babirye et al.
Background The proportion of Ugandan children who are fully vaccinated has varied over the years. Understanding vaccination behaviour is important for the success of the immunisation programme. This...
Rubella is generally a mild childhood disease, but infection during early pregnancy may cause spontaneous abortion or congenital rubella syndrome (CRS), which may entail a variety of birth defects....
Slim Haddad et al.
Background Despite rapid and tangible progress in vaccine coverage and in premature mortality rates registered in sub-Saharan Africa, inequities to access remain firmly entrenched, large pockets of...
Andrew J Mirelman, Sachiko Ozawa, Simrun Grewal
The international community has successfully promoted childhood vaccination as an essential public health intervention. This has been accomplished through efforts such as the World Health...
Saheed Gidado et al.
Introduction Immunization is a cost-effective public health intervention to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with infectious diseases. The Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey of 2008...
Dennis Odai Laryea et al.
Background Childhood immunisation is a cost-effective activity in health. Immunisation of children has contributed to reducing child morbidity and mortality. In the last two decades, global deaths...
Payne S et al.
Immunization is a vital component in the drive to decrease global childhood mortality, yet challenges remain in ensuring wide coverage of immunization and full immunization, particularly in low- and...
Jérôme Ateudjieu et al.
Background Cold chain monitoring is a precondition to ensure immunization quality, efficacy and safety. In Cameroon, the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) has National Standard Operating...
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...
Besa NC et al.
A diphtheria outbreak occurred from February to November 2011 in the village of Kimba and its surrounding settlements, in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria. We conducted a retrospective outbreak...
Aaron M. Harris, George Aol, Dominic Ouma, Godfrey Bigogo, Joel M. Montgomery, Cynthia G. Whitney, Robert F. Breiman, Lindsay Kim
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...
Chris Bateman
The top national Department of Health (NDoH) EPI managers resigned in August and December last year, taking with them large chunks of institutional memory and invaluable expertise. SA remains in the...
Abel Bicaba, Moussa Kabore, Slim Haddad, Pierre Fournier, Marta Feletto, Emile Taminy
The greatest challenge facing expanded programs on immunization in general, and in Burkina Faso in particular, lies in their capacity to achieve and sustain levels of immunization coverage that will...
Abdel Karim Koumaré, Drissa Traore, Fatouma Haidara, Filifing Sissoko, Issa Traoré, Sékou Dramé, Karim Sangaré, Karim Diakité, Bréhima Coulibaly, Birama Togola, Aguissa Maïga
In 1986, the Government of Mali launched its Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) with the goal of vaccinating, within five years, 80% of all children under the age of five against six target...
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
This evaluation assesses the extent to which the Advanced Market Commitment (AMC) pilot has achieved its stated objectives and the overarching goal to “reduce morbidity and mortality from...
Bennett
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...
Jahn
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...
Kim
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...
Cotter
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...
Miliigan
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...
Luman
Vaccination coverage surveys - Publication abstract: BACKGROUND: Measuring vaccination coverage permits evaluation and appropriate targeting of vaccination services. The cluster survey methodology...
Grais
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...
Bagonza J, Rutebemberwa E, Mugaga M, Tumuhamye N, Makumbi I
Vaccination coverage surveys - Publication abstract: BACKGROUND: Following an outbreak of yellow fever in northern Uganda in December 2010, Ministry of Health conducted a massive emergency...
Minetti
Vaccination coverage surveys - Publication abstract: BACKGROUND: Estimation of vaccination coverage at the local level is essential to identify communities that may require additional support....
Caini
Vaccination coverage surveys - Publication abstract: MenAfriVac™ is a conjugate vaccine against meningitis A specifically designed for Africa. In Niger, the MenAfriVac™ vaccination campaign...
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...
Zaman SM et al.
The researchers investigated whether straight-line distance from residential compounds to healthcare facilities influenced mortality, the incidence of pneumonia and vaccine efficacy against pneumonia...
Endurance A. Ophori et al.
Immunization is aimed at the prevention of infectious diseases. In Nigeria, the National Programme on Immunization (NPI) suffers recurrent setbacks due to many factors including ethnicity and...
Anne LaFond, Natasha Kanagat, Robert Steinglass, Rebecca Fields, Jenny Sequeira, Sangeeta Mookherji
There is limited understanding of why routine immunization (RI) coverage improves in some settings in Africa and not in others. Using a grounded theory approach, we conducted in-depth case studies to...
Claire Glenton et al.
Lay health workers (LHWs) are used in many settings to increase immunisation uptake among children. However, little is known about the effectiveness of these interventions. The objective of this...
Chadambuka A et al.
Gokwe South, a rural district in Midlands Province, Zimbabwe, reported the lowest rate of immunisation coverage in the country in 2005: 55 per cent of children vaccinated with three doses of...
Victoria Nankabirwa et al.
Data on non-specific effects of BCG vaccination in well described, general population African cohorts is scanty. The researchers report the effects of BCG vaccination on post-neonatal infant and...
Bruce Y. Lee et al.
While scientific studies can show the need for vaccine policy or operations changes, translating scientific findings to action is a complex process that needs to be executed appropriately for change...
Erliyani Sartono et al.
This study is the first to address the consequences for the immune response to BCG of simultaneous administration with OPV. Worryingly, the results indicate that the common practice in low-income...
Javier Gordon Ogembo et al.
With adequate education of all stakeholders, HPV vaccination is acceptable and feasible in Cameroon. Following this demonstration project, in 2014 the Global Access to Vaccines and Immunization...
Saleena Subaiya et al.
In 1974, WHO established the Expanded Programme on Immunization to ensure that all children have access to routinely recommended vaccines. Since then, global coverage with the 4 core vaccines –...
The 11th International Rotavirus Symposium brought together over 650 people from 56 countries in New Delhi, India, from 3-5 September, 2014 to examine new surveillance data and studies demonstrating...
Estimation of vaccination coverage at the local level is essential to identify communities that may require additional support. Cluster surveys can be used in resource-poor settings, when population...
African Health Sciences
Cervical cancer is a leading cause of mortality among women in Uganda. The availability of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine presents an opportunity to prevent cervical cancer. The Government of...
Jean-Bernard Le Gargasson et al.
The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) is a public–private global health partnership aiming to increase access to immunisation in poor countries. The Democratic Republic of the...
Jean-Marc Collard et al.
The epidemiology of pneumococcal meningitis in the African ‘meningitis belt’ is poorly studied. In order to ensure an effective vaccination strategy and post-vaccination surveillance, the...
International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC)
The purpose of this guide is to give step-by-step instruction on how to develop a case study and/or human interest story about a vaccine introduction.
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.