Immunization Barriers in Kyber Pukhtunkhwa (KP), PakistanJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2014-09-05
Authors : Amir Abdullah; Muhammad Anwar;
Page : 67-70
Keywords : immunization; barriers; shortage; cold chain; misconception; security;
It is concluded, that complete coverage of immunization is a complex process in the present situation of Pakistan. The main causes of EPI failure are poor polices and management, shortage of vaccination centers and resources, cold chain failure, staff shortage, lack of community participation, misconception, and security situation. The government and the health ministry need to play a pivotal role in the solution of these barriers. The government needs to modify the policies and plan effective strategies with media and religious scholar to increase awareness against negative propagandas. Furthermore, a strong encouragement is required for continue funds to increase staff, resources (vaccines, syringes, refrigerators, and electricity power), and community participation through different strategies. In short, resolving of mentioned immunization barriers can make substantial impact in Pakistans reaching of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for reduction in child mortality rate.
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