State of Inequality: Childhood Immunization

by Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor, Nicole Bergen, Anne Schlotheuber et al.
World Health Organization, 2016

96 pp. 1.9 MB
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/252541/1/9789241511735-eng.pdf?ua=1

The report addresses two overarching questions: What inequalities in childhood immunization coverage exist in low- and middle-income countries? And how have childhood immunization inequalities changed over the last 10 years? In answering these questions, this report draws on data about five childhood immunization indicators, disaggregated by four dimensions of inequality, and covering 69 countries. The findings of this report indicate that there is less inequality now than 10 years ago. The current situation in many countries shows that further improvement is needed to lessen inequalities; in particular, inequalities related to household economic status and mother’s education were the most prominent.

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