Imunizasaun Proteje Labarik: Baseline Assessment Report

Publish Date: May 16, 2012
Author: Imunizasaun Proteje Labarik project
Language: English

The Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Threshold Project on Immunization (MCC-TPI), Imunizasaun Proteje Labarik (IPL), supports the MOH in Timor-Leste to improve immunization coverage through the government health system. The project is administered by John Snow Inc. via USAID’s MCHIP project.

Funded through a USAID Threshold Grant from the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Imunizasaun Proteje Labarik (IPL) project (2011-2013) is assisting the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to increase DPT3 and measles immunization rates nationally. The project has directly targeted the seven districts (Ainaro, Baucau, Dili, Ermera, Liquiҫa, Manufahi and Viqueque), where more than 59% of Timorese children under the age of one reside.

In order to fully understand the context for IPL implementation and to obtain baseline values for key indicators, the project conducted a baseline study that included a rapid health facility assessment of immunization services in the seven districts and interviews with 250 chefes suco, 34 sub-district administrators or their representatives, 34 community health centers (CHC) directors and vaccinators, and all District Public Health Officers (DPHOs).

This assessment provided a valuable description of immunization services in over half of the country and the basis for tracking key immunization indicators over the next few years.

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