The Country Learning Hub (CLH) in Bangladesh aims to ensure increased and timely availability of evidence-based learnings for stakeholders to ensure equity in vaccination and immunisationRead more
The Country Learning Hub (CLH) is an initiative by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Gavi, works with the mission to save lives and protect children’s health by increasing access to immunisation in poor countries. Emphasising equity in vaccination coverage, The Country Learning Hub (CLH) will reach out to zero-dose children, under-immunised children and their communities. Gavi, provides operational and technical support to four CLHs in Bangladesh, Mali, Nigeria, and Uganda as they implement Gavi's IRMMA framework.
The data was collected based on WHO's new quantitative sampling methodology under the EPI Coverage Evaluation Survey 2019, by conducting face-to-face interviews with Mothers/Caregivers of children & women by visiting community households. A total of 41,475 samples in 5,925 randomly selected mouzas/mahallas across the country were collected. Seventy-five clusters from each survey unit were selected by following the systematic random sampling technique with Probability Proportion to Size (PPS). Respondents from each cluster were identified through a household listing operation and were selected randomly to administer the Questionnaire.
Find below the full vaccination coverage of age between 12-23 months sorted in national, rural, and urban areas in 2019
|National Coverage (%)|
|Valid Full Vaccination Coverage by Age of 12 Months||99.7||99.7||93.3||88.6||83.9|
|Valid Full Vaccination Coverage by Age of 23 Months||99.7||99.7||93.3||92.8||88.0|
|Urban Coverage (%)|
|Valid Full Vaccination Coverage by Age of 12 Months||99.4||99.4||90.1||84.6||79.2|
|Valid Full Vaccination Coverage by Age of 23 Months||99.8||99.4||90.1||90.1||84.1|
|Rural Coverage (%)|
|Valid Full Vaccination Coverage by Age of 12 Months||99.8||99.8||94.0||89.5||85.0|
|Valid Full Vaccination Coverage by Age of 23 Months||99.8||99.8||94.1||93.5||88.9|
In 1985, the Expanded Program on Immunization covered 2 percent of infants under one year of age (EPI). It now stands at 81 percent. In the public and private sectors alike, foreign vaccines are administered. Despite having an 81 percent success rate, the EPI program still does not cover 19 percent of the population. This is due to a lack of knowledge.
The International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), in collaboration with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; has launched the Country Learning Hub for Immunisation Equity in Bangladesh. The objective of this initiative is to gather and analyse information on the barriers that prevent children from accessing vaccines, identify Zero Dose (ZD) children, strengthen evidence-based effective approaches, and enhance metrics, measures, and methods for regular assessment.
Global health actors and stakeholders are constantly working towards ensuring immunisation equity worldwide. There are certain times when even dedicated willpower cannot ensure or guarantee several things. The situation and circumstances were similar in the year 2020. The whole world came to an absolute halt. No human was seen on the streets, and all that humans could wish for was survival.
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