Prenatal care-seeking can be combined with maternal immunization to compound the health benefits to mother and child while leveraging the cost-savings of integrating programs.
Key Evidence: Increased uptake of immunization for vaccine-preventable diseases, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, could save the lives of thousands of mothers and children each year. The disease burden of tetanus, influenza, and pertussis has been minimized in many countries through maternal immunization, but wider applications of this strategy are now needed.
Steedman, M.R., Kampmann, B., Schillings, E., et al 2016. Strategies to boost maternal immunization to achieve further gains in improved maternal and newborn health. Health Affairs. 35(2).View Publication >