Role of the private sector in vaccination service delivery in India: evidence from private-sector vaccine sales data, 2009–12

by Abhishek Sharma, Warren A Kaplan, Maulik Chokshi et al.
Health Policy Plan. (2016) – First published online: March 14, 2016

13 pp. 784 kB
http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/03/14/heapol.czw008.full.pdf+html10.cover

In India, the public sector offers vaccination services to the majority of the population but the private sector should not be neglected as it could potentially improve overall vaccination coverage. The government could train and incentivize a wider range of private-sector health professionals to help deliver the vaccines, especially in the low income states with the largest birth cohorts. The authors recommend future studies to identify strengths and limitations of the public and private health sectors in each Indian state.

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