Journal article

Improving immunization coverage through budgeted microplans and sub-national performance agreements: Early experience from Cambodia

SC Soeung, J Grundy, CK Ly, C Samnang, M Boreland, A Brooks, J Maynard, BA Biggs

ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2006

Abstract

In recent years, Cambodia has demonstrated significant success in specific aspects of immunization with gains through campaign efforts in measles control and polio eradication. In contrast, routine immunization rates have failed to improve over the last five years. In response, the National Immunization Program of the Ministry of Health developed a coverage improvement planning (CIP) process. This paper describes the CIP process in Cambodia, including identified barriers to and strategies for improving coverage. Immunization coverage rose in 8 of 10 pilot districts in the year following the introduction of CIP in 2003. The mean increase in DPT3 coverage across pilot districts on an annual ba..

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