Redefining immunization: Not just a shot in the arm
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health or related public policy
Describe the definition of immunization developed by the national advisory committee for use in the study questionnaire. Compare this definition to the definition of immunization used in Western Biomedicine. Describe three traditional practices that the "Immunization Advocacy: Saving Lives of Africa’s Children" study respondents perceive as important to the immunization of young children. List five obstacles to vaccine uptake identified by "Immunization Advocacy: Saving Lives of Africa’s Children" study respondents. Discuss three potential policy implications of the "Immunization Advocacy: Saving Lives of Africa’s Children" study results.
Keyword(s): Immunizations, International MCH
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a pediatrician with a degree in public health. I spent five years working in Mozambique on maternal child health issues, including attention to immunizations. I worked with PROMETRA for seven weeks on the data collected on this study. I am particularly interested in the relationship between culture, traditional healing, and western biomedicine in Africa.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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