VoICE Immunization Evidence: Synergies Between Health System Programs

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Synergies between health system programs

Synergies between health system programs can be found when new vaccines are introduced into the routine immunization program and bolster the implementation of both existing vaccines and other public health programs (e.g. maternal and child health interventions) that are delivered within the routine immunization platform.
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Key Idea

A study of 14 geographically diverse countries with a DPT vaccination rate below 70%, evaluated missed vaccination opportunities. Researchers found that children – and their mothers – who were fully immunized were more likely to have received other health interventions. In Cote d’Ivoire, children of mothers who had four or more antenatal care (ANC) visits were 54% more likely to be fully immunized than children of mothers who had no ANC visits. Large differences in full immunization coverage were also found in children who received Vitamin A vs. children who didn’t (greatest difference of 41% was noted in the DRC) and in mothers who had access to a skilled birth attendance (36 % difference in Nigeria) and postnatal care (31% difference in Ethiopia), as compared to mothers without access to these services.

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A study of 14 In 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.

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An analysis of rotavirus vaccine introduction in two Latin American countries (Honduras and Peru) suggest that the introduction of the vaccine might have had a favorable impact on coverage and timing of other similarly scheduled vaccinations.

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Key Idea

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.

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Despite delivery of HPV vaccine through a mechanism new to the country (school-based campaigns), the HPV vaccine integrated well into the Rwandan health system and caused no major disruptions. In fact, its introduction resulted in strengthened collaboration between the Ministries of Health and Education and provision of additional health services to school-children including health promotion sessions and de-worming.

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