VoICE Immunization Evidence: Poverty
Vaccination can help to diminish or eliminate the increased mortality risk of children living in poverty.
Key Evidence: Models based on demographic data from Ghana suggest that immunization would eliminate the childhood mortality risk associated with living in poverty and greatly diminish the increased risk of mortality borne by children whose parents have low levels of education.
Bawah, A.A., Phillips, J.F., Adjuik, M., et al 2010. The impact of immunization on the association between poverty and child survival: Evidence from Kassena-Nankana district of northern Ghana. Scandanavian Journal of Public Health. 38:95–103.