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  • Home-Based Record Redesigns That Worked: Lessons from Madagascar & Ethiopia
    April, 2017 - Home-based records (HBRs) are an important tool for achieving, monitoring, and sustaining vaccination coverage but have often been underutilized in national immunization programs. Over the years, many countries have used a traditional format that may not be easy for health workers to complete accurately and legibly or for caregivers/parents to ...
  • Lessons Learned: HPV Vaccine Introduction in Madagascar
    March, 2016 - In 2013 Madagascar began its pilot introduction of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine, using an introduction grant and vaccines supplied by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi). The pilot was carried out in two districts—Toamasina I (urban) and Soaviandriana (rural)—over a two-year period. Throughout the first phase of the introduction, ...
  • Lessons Learned: Rotavirus Vaccine Introduction in Madagascar
    March, 2016 - Diarrheal diseases are the third leading cause of death for children under 5 years of age in Madagascar. To address this public health threat, the country applied to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and received approval to introduce rotavirus vaccine, which was launched in May 2014. This vaccine, in addition to ...