Improving routine immunization: Key accomplishments within a state-wide primary health care system. PRRINN-MNCH

Authors: Health Partners International
Document Type: Factsheets
Publication Date: 2013

This is the eighth in a series of eight factsheets on the theme of Health Service Delivery, that draws on the results and lessons learned from the PRRINN-MNCH programme. This particular brief focuses on improving routine immunization. The key messages are:

Strengthening primary health care systems and service delivery while building community engagement has resulted in significant improvements in routine immunisation services.

  1. Routine immunisation in Northern Nigeria has historically been a challenge, and is complicated by over-emphasis on sporadic immunisation plus days.
  2. RI in all four PRRINN-MNCH intervention states has grown through steady emphasis on coordination of PHC services, better leveraging of existing funds, improved service delivery and tracking, plus promotion of the need for immunisation.


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Tags: Nigeria, Capacity building, Capacity development, Health policy, Primary health care, Routine immunisation, Routine immunization, Community engagement, Costing of services, Health planning, Institutional strengthening, Health systems, PRRINN-MNCH, Access to health services, Health information, Health services, Health care financing, Standards,