Effectiveness of measles vaccination and vitamin A treatment

Author: Christopher R Sudfeld et al.
Category: Service delivery

Abstract

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 vaccine, vitamin A treatment and supplementation in addition to offering two doses of vaccine to all children. The researchers conducted a systematic review of published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and quasi-experimental (QE) studies in order to determine effect estimates of measles vaccine and vitamin A treatment for the Lives Saved Tool (LiST). They utilized a standardized abstraction and grading format in order to determine effect estimates for measles mortality employing the standard Child Health Epidemiology Research Group Rules for Evidence Review.

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Type Journal article
Language English
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Link http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/39/suppl_1/i48.full
Journal Int. J. Epidemiol.
Volume 39
Year 2010
Disease Measles
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