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Interventions for improving childhood vaccination coverage in low- and middle-income countries

Charles Shey Wiysonge, Taryn Young, Tamara Kredo, Michael McCaul, Jimmy Volmink

Abstract


‘Cochrane Corner’ in the November SAMJ highlights a Cochrane review that evaluated the effects of interventions for improving childhood vaccination coverage in low- and middle-income countries.

Question: Which interventions increase the uptake of childhood vaccines in low and middle-income countries?

Bottom line: Health education, home visits, and reminders probably increase the uptake of childhood vaccines in low and middle-income countries.

 


Authors' affiliations

Charles Shey Wiysonge, Cochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa; Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa

Taryn Young, Cochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa; Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa

Tamara Kredo, Cochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa

Michael McCaul, Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa

Jimmy Volmink, Cochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa; Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa

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Keywords

Vaccination; Systematic review; Cochrane review

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2015;105(11):892-893. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2015.v105i11.10177

Article History

Date submitted: 2015-10-07
Date published: 2015-10-07

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