Bangladesh’s Polio Journey: Lessons for a Polio-Free World

Bangladesh’s success in maintaining its polio-free status is a result of continuous research, effective vaccination strategies, and international collaboration [1]. […]

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mCCT: How Cash Incentives Ignited an Immunisation Revolution in Pakistan

In the heart of Sindh, Pakistan, where the call for routine childhood immunisation echoed through the narrow alleys and vast […]

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Shared Insights: ZDLH-X2 Sparks Collaborative Learning

The second Gavi Zero-Dose Learning Hub (ZDLH): Inter-country Peer Learning Exchange, fondly referred to as “ZDLH-X2,” convened virtually on September 13, 2023.

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Nurse Sylve’s Story: Alo Clinic’s Impact on Urban Healthcare

The Aalo clinic is living up to its Bengali name; the healthcare facility is working as a beacon (Alo) of hope for the 140,000 residents of the slum and surrounding areas.

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Innovations gives impulse to the immunisation process in Bangladesh

As the head of UNICEF’s immunization team in Bangladesh, Dr Riad Mahmud regularly visits the headquarter of the Expanded Programme […]

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Urban floating population needs special immunisation interventions

Md. Wazed Ali, a Field Research Manager at icddr,b draws attention to the high risk of zero-dose and under-immunisation among […]

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Coverage Evaluation Survey 2019: An important tool to measure immunisation progress

The Coverage Evaluation Survey is an important tool to monitor progress and detect weaknesses of the national Expanded Programme on […]

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Success stories of EPI

Compared to many countries in the world, 82 percent of children in Bangladesh are vaccinated before the age of two. In some cases the vaccination rate is 99 percent.

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Present situation of scheduled vaccines for children

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.

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