Journal article

The Impact of Conflict on Immunisation Coverage in 16 Countries

John Grundy, Beverley-Ann Biggs

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT | KERMAN UNIV MEDICAL SCIENCES | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Military conflict has been an ongoing determinant of inequitable immunisation coverage in many low- and middle-income countries, yet the impact of conflict on the attainment of global health goals has not been fully addressed. This review will describe and analyse the association between conflict, immunisation coverage and vaccine-preventable disease (VPD) outbreaks, along with country specific strategies to mitigate the impact in 16 countries. METHODS: We cross-matched immunisation coverage and VPD data in 2014 for displaced and refugee populations. Data on refugee or displaced persons was sourced from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) database, and immun..

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