publication . Article . 2020

Addressing the persistent inequities in immunization coverage

Mickey Chopra; Zulfiqar A Bhutta; Diana Chang Blanc; Francesco Checchi; Abhishek Gupta; Ephrem Tekle Lemango; Orin S. Levine; Dafrossa Lyimo; Robin Nandy; Katherine L. O’Brien; ...
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  • Published: 10 Jan 2020
  • Publisher: World Health Organization
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
A key focus of the health-related sustainable development goal (SDG) 3 is universal health coverage (UHC), including access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medicines and\ud vaccines. However, the challenges to achieving UHC are substantial, especially with increased demands on the health sector and with most budgets being static or shrinking.\ud Immunization programmes have been successful in reaching children\ud worldwide. For example, 86% of the world’s infants had received three doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP3)\ud vaccine in 2018. The experiences from such programmes can contribute to UHC, and as these programmes strive to ad...
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Fields of Science and Technology classification: 03 medical and health sciences0302 clinical medicine030231 tropical medicine
free text keywords: qw_551, wa_108, wa_115, Perspectives, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Immunization (finance), Sustainable development, Psychological intervention, Vaccination coverage, Business, Essential medicines, Vaccination, Poliomyelitis, medicine.disease, medicine, Routine immunization, Economic growth
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