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March 16, 2018

Intentions to Use a Novel Zika Vaccine: The Effects of Misbeliefs about the MMR Vaccine and Perceptions about Zika

"In the absence of a realistic understanding of the risks of Zika and the benefits and risks of a Zika vaccine, people may import into the decision process their beliefs or misbeliefs about other...

March 16, 2018

Documentation of REC in Malawi

"Mini-surveys conducted by district supervisors indicated over 98% of infants were reached with immunization services. In addition, the contacts were used to counsel postpartum women for FP [family...

March 16, 2018

Exemptions From Mandatory Immunization After Legally Mandated Parental Counseling

"The success of counseling-based interventions to address vaccine hesitancy is not clear. Evaluating the impact of a counseling intervention can provide important insight into population-level...

March 16, 2018

Use of Cellular Phone Contacts to Increase Return Rates for Immunization Services in Kenya

"Through calling, the health worker is able to establish a personal relationship with the caregivers, understand the reasons behind missing the due date and negotiate with the caregivers on the most...

March 15, 2018

Reducing the Gender-Related Immunization Gap in Two Districts of Mopti Region in Mali

"This case study demonstrates how integrating gender adds value to the process of quality improvement [QI] and improves communities' acceptance of solutions." As part of its remit, the United States...

March 15, 2018

Community-Based Newborn Health Promotion in Pastoralist Ethiopia: The Social Mobilization and Demand Creation Project

"...this brief pilot study suggests that pregnant women are open to changing their health behaviors when they are encouraged and supported by local CVs [community volunteers]..."

March 15, 2018

Controversial Ebola Vaccine Trials in Ghana: A Thematic Analysis of Critiques and Rebuttals in Digital News

"The rumours identified in this dataset highlight the vital importance of understanding the emotional context of public concerns: a story of secret vaccine trials in Ghana, or scientists...

March 14, 2018

Evaluation of a Mobile Phone-Based Intervention to Increase Parents' Knowledge About the Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccination and Their Psychological Empowerment: Mixed-Method Approach

This study evaluates 2 mobile-phone-based interventions aimed at increasing parents' knowledge of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination (through elements of gamification) and their...

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March 7, 2018

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March 7, 2018

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March 6, 2018

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