Read through our featured articles as we go over immunisation activities locally and internationally
The introduction of the District Health Information Software-2 (DHIS2), a digital healthcare monitoring system, can potentially shape the future of the health sector in Bangladesh, particularly in child immunisation.
As the head of UNICEF’s immunization team in Bangladesh, Dr Riad Mahmud regularly visits the headquarter of the Expanded Programme […]
Md. Wazed Ali, a Field Research Manager at icddr,b draws attention to the high risk of zero-dose and under-immunisation among […]
United Nations-led Immunisation Agenda 2030 is a strategy to create a world where everyone at every age fully benefits from […]
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 Expanded Program on Immunisation (EPI) was launched on 7th April 1979 as a pilot project in eight thanas of the then four divisions of Bangladesh and has since become the most successful program of the government.
Vaccination is a fundamental human right for every child on Earth. The global health sector is immensely dedicated to reaching every single child and ensuring complete vaccination in the current decade. Immunisation coverage in lower-income countries started to decrease in 1990.
The prevalence of zero dose and under-immunisation among children in Bangladesh has decreased over the years. According to the WHO-UNICEF estimates, the proportion of children who did not receive any vaccinations decreased from 5.5% in 2010 to 1.5% in 2020.
Immunisation is a critical aspect of child healthcare, and it is essential that every child receives all the necessary vaccinations to protect them from various diseases. Bangladesh has achieved an outstanding success rate in immunisation, with over 95% of children in both urban and rural areas receiving vaccinations.
According to the EPI Coverage Evaluation Survey (CES) 2019, more than 95% of urban and rural children receive immunisation in Bangladesh .