Thesis / Dissertation

Khusela Immunisation Study: Strengthening clinic level immunisation service delivery in Western Cape Province, South Africa

Andrea Alicia Timothy, Margaret Danchin (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Since implementation in 1974, the South African Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) has had considerable impact on vaccine-preventable-diseases (VPDs). However, as in many low and middle-income countries, optimal vaccine coverage and immunisation program service delivery in South Africa remains an ongoing challenge with intermittent outbreaks of VPDs occurring. This study describes the development of an adaptable and flexible approach that assessed EPI vaccine delivery and identified barriers to immunisation service delivery at the clinic level in the Western Cape Province, South Africa which aimed to reflect the reality of the immunisation service providers, community care workers a..

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