Strategie di immunizzazione in Ghana: l'esperienza di un sistema sanitario "community-based" in una zona rurale.

Translated title of the contribution: Strategies of immunization in Ghana: the experience of a "community-based" health planning in a rural country

Giuseppe Pontrelli, Mauro Albore, Elisabetta Franco

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Abstract

Access to immunization of children and to prevention services is a relevant issue in poor-resource settings like rural areas of Western Africa. Ghana government has launched the "Community-based Health Planning and Services initiative-CHPS", a programme that by the institution of Local Clinics in small villages, the activity of their nurse, and the involvement of local communities and traditional institutions improves the access of population to primary care and prevention. Our survey in Jomoro district has confirmed that this model is effective in determining higher coverage rate for all the immunizations of the children.

Translated title of the contributionStrategies of immunization in Ghana: the experience of a "community-based" health planning in a rural country
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)95-100
Number of pages6
JournalIgiene e sanità pubblica
Volume63
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

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