Journal article

Increasing the demand for childhood vaccination in developing countries: a systematic review

Beverley Shea, Neil Andersson, David Henry

BMC INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: 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 increase demand is uncertain. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of studies that provided quantitative estimates of the impact of demand side interventions on uptake of routine childhood vaccination. We retrieved studies published up to Sept 2008. RESULTS: The initial search retrieved 468 potentially eligible studies, including four systematic reviews and eight original studies of the impact of interventions to increase demand for vaccination. We identified only two rando..

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