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BMC International Health and Human Rights

Volume 9 Supplement 1

The fallacy of coverage: uncovering disparities to improve immunization rates through evidence. The Canadian International Immunization Initiative Phase 2 (CIII2) Operational Research Grants

Research

Edited by Sharmila Mhatre and Anne-Marie Schryer-Roy

The research presented in this supplement was supported by the Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI),with funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) as part of the Canadian International Immunization Initiative Phase 2 (CIII2). The International Development Research Centre's Governance, Equity and Health program initiative provided the technical oversight for the CIII2 Operational Research Grants and for the creation of this supplement.

  1. Content type: Introduction

    Immunization can and does save lives. However, the presence of vaccines does not easily translate into every child being vaccinated, and this is what the studies in this journal supplement reveal. From South A...

    Authors: Sharmila L Mhatre and Anne-Marie Schryer-Roy

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9(Suppl 1):S1

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  2. Content type: Opinion

    Vaccines have made a major contribution to public health, including the eradication of one deadly disease, small pox, and the near eradication of another, poliomyelitis.Through the introduction of new vaccines...

    Authors: Philippe Duclos, Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele, Marta Gacic-Dobo and Thomas Cherian

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9(Suppl 1):S2

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  3. Content type: Research

    A variety of studies have considered the affects of India's son preference on gender differences in child mortality, sex ratio at birth, and access to health services. Less research has focused on the affects ...

    Authors: Daniel J Corsi, Diego G Bassani, Rajesh Kumar, Shally Awasthi, Raju Jotkar, Navkiran Kaur and Prabhat Jha

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9(Suppl 1):S3

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  4. Content type: Research

    Rates of childhood vaccination in Pakistan remain low.There is continuing debate about the role of consumer and service factors in determining levels of vaccination in developing countries.

    Authors: Anne Cockcroft, Neil Andersson, Khalid Omer, Noor M Ansari, Amir Khan, Ubaid Ullah Chaudhry and Umaira Ansari

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9(Suppl 1):S4

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  5. Content type: Systematic review

    Attempts to maintain or increase vaccination coverage almost all focus on supply side interventions: improving availability and delivery of vaccines. The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of efforts to incr...

    Authors: Beverley Shea, Neil Andersson and David Henry

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9(Suppl 1):S5

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  6. Content type: Research

    In preparation for a cluster-randomized controlled trial of a community intervention to increase the demand for measles vaccination in Lasbela district of Pakistan, a balance sheet summarized published evidenc...

    Authors: Robert J Ledogar, John Fleming and Neil Andersson

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9(Suppl 1):S6

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  7. Content type: Research

    Achieving equity means increased uptake of health services for those who need it most. But the poorest families continue to have the poorest service. In Pakistan, large numbers of children do not access vaccin...

    Authors: Steven Mitchell, Neil Andersson, Noor Mohammad Ansari, Khalid Omer, José Legorreta Soberanis and Anne Cockcroft

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9(Suppl 1):S7

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  8. Content type: Research

    Childhood vaccination rates are low in Lasbela, one of the poorest districts in Pakistan's Balochistan province. This randomised cluster controlled trial tested the effect on uptake of informed discussion of v...

    Authors: Neil Andersson, Anne Cockcroft, Noor M Ansari, Khalid Omer, Manzoor Baloch, Ari Ho Foster, Bev Shea, George A Wells and José Legorreta Soberanis

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9(Suppl 1):S8

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  9. Content type: Research

    The global recognition of vaccination is strongly related to the fact that it has proved in the past able to dramatically reduce the incidence of certain diseases. Nevertheless, reactions regarding the practic...

    Authors: Marylène Dugas, Eric Dubé, Bocar Kouyaté, Aboubakary Sanou and Gilles Bibeau

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9(Suppl 1):S9

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  10. Content type: Research

    The Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) is still in need of improvement. In Burkina Faso in 2003, for example, the Nouna health district had an immunization coverage rate of 31.5%, compared to the national ...

    Authors: Aboubakary Sanou, Seraphin Simboro, Bocar Kouyaté, Marylène Dugas, Janice Graham and Gilles Bibeau

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9(Suppl 1):S10

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  11. Content type: Research

    One of the most common barriers to improving immunization coverage rates is human resources and its management. In the Republic of Georgia, a country where widespread health care reforms have taken place over ...

    Authors: Mamuka Djibuti, George Gotsadze, Akaki Zoidze, George Mataradze, Laura C Esmail and Jillian Clare Kohler

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9(Suppl 1):S11

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    The greatest challenge facing expanded programs on immunization in general, and in Burkina Faso in particular, lies in their capacity to achieve and sustain levels of immunization coverage that will ensure eff...

    Authors: Abel Bicaba, Slim Haddad, Moussa Kabore, Emile Taminy, Marta Feletto and Pierre Fournier

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9(Suppl 1):S12

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  13. Content type: Research

    In 1986, the Government of Mali launched its Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) with the goal of vaccinating, within five years, 80% of all children under the age of five against six target diseases: dipht...

    Authors: Abdel Karim Koumaré, Drissa Traore, Fatouma Haidara, Filifing Sissoko, Issa Traoré, Sékou Dramé, Karim Sangaré, Karim Diakité, Bréhima Coulibaly, Birama Togola and Aguissa Maïga

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9(Suppl 1):S13

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  14. Content type: Research

    Despite the efforts of health authorities, vaccination coverage of targeted child populations is still poor in many regions. Parents' reticence has been identified as one cause of this situation. However, ther...

    Authors: Léonard Fourn, Slim Haddad, Pierre Fournier and Roméo Gansey

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9(Suppl 1):S14

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  15. Content type: Research

    Despite rapid and tangible progress in vaccine coverage and in premature mortality rates registered in sub-Saharan Africa, inequities to access remain firmly entrenched, large pockets of low vaccination covera...

    Authors: Slim Haddad, Abel Bicaba, Marta Feletto, Elie Taminy, Moussa Kabore, Boubacar Ouédraogo, Gisèle Contreras, Renée Larocque and Pierre Fournier

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9(Suppl 1):S15

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