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.
- Routine immunisation in Northern Nigeria has historically been a challenge, and is complicated by over-emphasis on sporadic immunisation plus days.
- 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.