Applying an Equity Lens in the Decade of Vaccines

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To showcase recent developments and new directions in global immunization, the peer-reviewed medical journal Vaccine has published a special supplement this month on the Decade of Vaccines (DoV). MCHIP, Save the Children, WHO, and UNICEF co-authored the article “Applying an Equity Lens in the Decade of Vaccines.” Emphasizing the importance of addressing the inequities in immunization, this article sets forth …

Moving Forward with Strengthening Routine Immunization Delivery as part of Measles and Rubella Elimination Activities

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To showcase recent developments and new directions in global immunization, the peer-reviewed medical journal Vaccine  published a special supplement in April 2013 on the Decade of Vaccines (DoV). MCHIP and WHO staff authored the article “Moving Forward with Strengthening Routine Immunization Delivery as part of Measles and Rubella Elimination Activities.” While there have been debates for decades about whether mass vaccination campaigns …

New vaccine introductions: Assessing the impact and the opportunities for immunization and health system strengthening

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To showcase recent developments and new directions in global immunization, the peer-reviewed medical journal Vaccine has published a special supplement this month on the Decade of Vaccines (DoV). As a member of a WHO ad hoc working group to the WHO Scientific Advisory Group of Experts examining the effect of new vaccine introductions (NVIs) on immunization and health systems, MCHIP …

Reaching every district (RED) approach to strengthen routine immunization services: evaluation in the African region, 2005

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This evaluation was conducted to improve understanding of the Reaching Every District (RED) implementation process, which aims to improve immunization systems in areas with low coverage by: reaching the target population; supportive supervision; on-site training; community links with service delivery; monitoring and use of data for action; better planning; and management of human and financial resources.

Why children are not vaccinated: a review of the grey literature

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This article summarizes the findings of numerous local studies of factors hindering higher coverage, and analyzes insights from 130 grey literature documents and roughly prioritizes factors associated with non- or under-immunization. It also proposes the characteristics of the most effective studies on reasons for under-immunization and notes how many of the factors are intertwined. The article is based on a review …