Explorations of Inequality - Childhood Immunization

October 2018
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    12th October 2018
  • ISBN 9789241565615
  • Language English
  • Pages 86 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"

This report takes a detailed look at the current status of childhood immunization in 10 priority countries: Afghanistan, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan and Uganda. In each country, childhood immunization coverage is broken down by multiple factors to show inequality according to child, mother, household and geographical characteristics. Then, the report employs multiple regression analysis to identify factors that are associated with immunization coverage. A multi-country assessment illustrates similarities and differences between countries.

The findings of the report show how a child's likelihood of being vaccinated is affected by compounding advantage or vulnerability; they also provide insight into how policies, programs and practices can be targeted to promote universal childhood immunization coverage. Interactive visuals and tables accompany the report, enabling further exploration of the data.

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