Comparative Distributional Impact of Routine Immunization and Supplementary Immunization Activities in Delivery of Measles Vaccine in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Value in Health
July 2020 Volume 23, Issue 7, p827-978
https://www.valueinhealthjournal.com/issue/S1098-3015(20)X0009-X

 

COMPARATIVE-EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH/HTA
Comparative Distributional Impact of Routine Immunization and Supplementary Immunization Activities in Delivery of Measles Vaccine in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Allison Portnoy, Mark Jit, Stéphane Helleringer, Stéphane Verguet
p891–897
Published online: June 12, 2020
Highlights
:: Although evidence shows that inequalities in under-5 mortality in low- and middle-income countries are decreasing, large disparities still persist and highlight the need to prioritize inequality reduction and equity in decision-making at the global and national levels.
:: We studied the differential coverage impact of routine delivery versus supplementary immunization activities (ie, campaign) for the delivery of measles vaccine in defining and comparing an equity impact number across the 2 distinct vaccine delivery modes.
:: This analysis can enable better description of the real-world impact of different delivery platforms in reducing health inequalities and improving equity at the global and local levels and can further highlight the important role that measles supplementary immunization activities can play in reaching children from poorer households.