VoICE Immunization Evidence

Vaccine-preventable disease and the under-utilization of immunizations in complex humanitarian emergencies.

Authored by: Close, R.M., Pearson, C., Cohn J.

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Key Concept

Key Evidence: Malnutrition is a leading contributor to morbidity and mortality during humanitarian emergencies, and a cyclical relationship exists between malnutrition and infectious diseases. Universal immunization programs have been shown to improve the height and weight measurement markers associated with malnutrition.

Key Concept

Key Evidence: Respiratory infections and diarrhea are the leading causes of death during humanitarian emergencies according to a 2016 review of vaccine-preventable diseases and the use of immunizations during complex humanitarian emergencies.

Published In

Close, R.M., Pearson, C., Cohn J. 2016. Vaccine-preventable disease and the under-utilization of immunizations in complex humanitarian emergencies.. Vaccine. 34(39):4649-55.c.

Disease or Vaccine