The role of mobile phone-based interventions to improve routine childhood immunisation coverage

Authors: Kazi, A. M.

Source: The lancet, global health, Volume 5, No. 4, e377–e378, April 2017
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30088-8

Routine childhood immunisation is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions that have considerably reduced global child morbidity and mortality.1 However, annually, an estimated 18·7 million children under 1 year of age do not receive basic vaccination as part of an expanded programme of immunisation (EPI) worldwide, and millions of children die from vaccine-preventable diseases.2 Because of social issues and insufficient appreciation for immunisation, parents and caregivers forget or ignore the importance of immunisation or completing the entire series of vaccines.

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