VoICE Immunization Evidence
Experience of integrating vitamin A supplementation into polio campaigns in the African Region.
The integration of maternal and child health interventions into immunization campaigns can lead to improved rates of immunizations and related healthcare interventions.
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.