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In addition to the repository of home-based records on this site, the following resources provide further details on home-based records and their use.



Title Author Year Type Language
Improving the Availability and Use of Home-Based Records: Challenges and Lessons Learned JSI 2018 Document English
Recording errors in homemade home-based records to record vaccination services: results from the 2016 Kenya Missed Opportunities for Vaccination Assessment David W. BROWN, Collins TABU, Ikechukwu Udo OGBUANU 2018 Document English
Results of a digital image review and assessment of home-based record durability and recording practices BCGI LLC 2016 Document English
Home-based Record Redesigns that Worked Lora Shimp 2017 Document English
Practical Guide for the Design, Use, and Promotion of Home-Based Records in Immunization Programmes World Health Organization 2015 Document English
WHO recommendations on home-based records for maternal, newborn and child health World Health Organization 2018 Document English


Journal articles

Title Author Year Type Language
Additional considerations for maternal and child health handbooks in light of WHO's recommendations on home-based records for maternal, newborn and child health Brown DW 2019 Journal article English
Effectiveness of home-based records on maternal, newborn and child health outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis Olivia Magwood, Victoire Kpade, Kednapa Thavorn, Sandy Oliver, Alain D. Mayhew, Kevin Pottie 2019 Journal article English
Occurrence of home-based record stock-outs-A quiet problem for national immunization programmes continues Brown DW, Gacic-Dobo M 2018 Journal article English
Maternal and Child Health Handbook use for maternal and child care: a cluster randomized controlled study in rural Java, Indonesia OSAKI K et al 2018 Journal article English
Revitalizing the Home-based Record: Reflections from an Innovative South-South Exchange for Optimizing the Quality, Availability and Use of Home-based Records in Immunization Systems Hasman A, Rapp A, Brown DW 2016 Journal article English
Results from a survey of national immunization programmes on home-based vaccination record practices in 2013 Young SL et al. 2015 Journal article English
Home-based child vaccination records – A reflection on form Brown DW et al. 2014 Journal article English
Home-based vaccination records and hypothetical cost savings due to avoidance of re-vaccinating children Brown DW 2014 Journal article English
Home-based record prevalence among children aged 12–23 months from 180 demographic and health surveys Brown DW, Gacic-Dobo M 2015 Journal article English
The role of home-based records in the establishment of a continuum of care for mothers- newborns- and children in Indonesia. Osaki- Keiko; Hattori- Tomoko & Kosen- Soewarta 2013 Journal article English
Child Immunization Cards: Essential Yet Underutilized in National Immunization Programmes Brown DW 2012 Journal article English
Reported National Level Stock-Outs of Home-Based Records—A Quiet Problem for Immunization Programmes That Needs Attention Brown DW, Gacic-Dobo M 2017 Journal article English
The Use Of The Road To Health Card In Monitoring Child Health Tarwa et al 2007 Journal article English
The new Road to Health Booklet demands a paradigm shift Slemming et al 2018 Journal article English
Nurses’ monitoring of the Road to Health Chart at primary healthcare level in Makhado, Limpopo province Kitenge et al 2013 Journal article English
Adapting home-based records for maternal and child health to users' capacities. Osaki K, Aiga H 2019 Journal article English
Where Do We Go From Here? Defining an Agenda for Home-Based Records Research and Action Considering the 2018 WHO Guidelines Brown DW, Bosch-Capblanch X, Shimp L 2019 Journal article English
Understanding women’s, caregivers’, and providers’ experiences with home-based records: A systematic review of qualitative studies Olivia Magwood, Victoire Kpadé, Ruh Afza, Chinedu Oraka, Jennifer McWhirter, Sandy Oliver, Kevin Pottie 2018 Journal article English
Home-based record (HBR) ownership and use of HBR recording fields in selected Kenyan communities: Results from the Kenya Missed Opportunities for Vaccination Assessment Brown DW, Tabu C, Sergon K, Shendale S, Mugoya I, Machekanyanga Z, Okoth P, Onuekwusi IU, Ogbuanu IU 2018 Journal article English


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Other resources

Vaccination Card Characteristic Summary

A WHO-supported review of vaccination card and child health book characteristics


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  • Remit: National
  • WHO Region: African Region
  • Language: Multi-language