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Volume 19 Supplement 2

Decision Maker Led Implementation Research on Immunization

Research

This supplement is supported by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, World Health Organization and UNICEF with funding from Gavi. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editor declares that they have no competing interests.

Edited by Rosanna Gonzalez-McQuire

  1. In 2005, Nigeria adopted the Reaching Every Ward strategy to improve vaccination coverage for children 0–23 months of age. By 2015, Ogun state had full coverage (100%) in 12 of its 20 local government areas, b...

    Authors: Ngozi N. Akwataghibe, Elijah A. Ogunsola, Oluwafemi A. Popoola, Adanna I. Agbo and Marjolein A. Dieleman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 2):88

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  2. One Health approaches such as the Joint human and animal vaccination programmes (JHAVP) are shown to be feasible and to increase health care access to hard-to-reach communities such as mobile pastoralists. How...

    Authors: Mahamat Fayiz Abakar, Djimet Seli, Filippo Lechthaler, Lisa Crump, Arielle Mancus, Nhan Tran, Jakob Zinsstag and Daniel Cobos Muñoz

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 2):44

    Content type: Review

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  3. With increased penetration of the internet and social media, there are concerns regarding its negative role in influencing parents’ decisions regarding vaccination for their children. It is perceived that a mi...

    Authors: Anoop T. Nair, Kesavan Rajasekharan Nayar, Shaffi Fazaludeen Koya, Minu Abraham, Jinbert Lordson, Chitra Grace, Sreekutty Sreekumar, Priya Chembon, Kamala Swarnam, A. Marthanda Pillai and Anant Kumar Pandey

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 2):56

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  4. Great disparities in immunization coverage exist in Pakistan between urban and rural areas. However, coverage estimates for large peri-urban slums in Sindh are largely unknown and implementation challenges rem...

    Authors: Amna Tanweer Yazdani, Ameer Muhammad, Muhammad Imran Nisar, Uzma Khan and Yasir Shafiq

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 2):55

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  5. Civil society organizations (CSOs) are important in health care delivery. They have the potential to play significant roles in immunization-related services, such as advocacy, health education, demand creation...

    Authors: Aniekan Etokidem, Festus Nkpoyen, Comfort Ekanem, Enagu Mpama and Anastasia Isika

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 2):46

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  6. Losing children to follow-up is one of the major barriers identified in Ethiopia’s immunization programme. In many urban slum areas like Lideta sub-city, Addis Ababa, several demand- and supply-side factors af...

    Authors: Thewodros Zewde, Alula Teklu, Diriba Bedada and Yoseph Tsehaye

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 2):69

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  7. For evidence-based decision-making, there is a need for quality, timely, relevant and accessible information at each level of the health system. Limited use of local data at each level of the health system is ...

    Authors: Binyam Tilahun, Alemayehu Teklu, Arielle Mancuso, Berhanu F. Endehabtu, Kassahun D. Gashu and Zeleke A. Mekonnen

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 2):48

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  8. In 2006, Uganda adopted the Reaching Every District strategy with the goal of attaining at least 80% coverage for routine immunizations in every district. The development and utilization of health facility/dis...

    Authors: David Kaawa Mafigiri, Constance Iradukunda, Catherine Atumanya, Michael Odie, Arielle Mancuso, Nhan Tran, Janet McGrath and Henry Luzze

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 2):52

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  9. Almost 20 million children under one year of age did not receive basic vaccines in 2019, and most of these children lived in low- and middle-income countries. Implementation research has been recognized as an ...

    Authors: Arielle Mancuso, Shahira Ahmed Malm, Alyssa Sharkey, A. S. M. Shahabuddin and Zubin Cyrus Shroff

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 2):83

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