VoICE Immunization Evidence: Synergies Between Health System Programs
The integration of maternal and child health interventions into immunization campaigns can lead to improved rates of immunizations and related healthcare interventions.
Key Evidence: In an effort to reach children with vitamin A deficiency in the African countries of Angola, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, and Togo, vitamin A supplementation was administered during Polio vaccine campaigns. This led to a minimum coverage of 80% for vitamin A and 84% for polio vaccine in all of the immunization campaigns. During the second year of vitamin A integration into the polio vaccination campaign, coverage exceeded 90% for both vitamin A and polio vaccination in all four countries.
Chebab, E.T., et al. 2016. Experience of integrating vitamin A supplementation into polio campaigns in the African Region.. Vaccine. 34(43).