UNICEF and partners – WHO's Global Malaria Programme, USAID's Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition and Johns Hopkins' JHPIEGO – commemorate World Malaria Day at UNICEF House on April 15, 2015.
Defeating malaria is critical to ending poverty and improving maternal and child health. Pregnant women and their babies are especially at risk, since malaria infection during pregnancy can lead to stillbirth, low birth weight and other complications. There are effective and inexpensive strategies available to prevent malaria in pregnancy, including Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy (IPTp) and insecticide treated bednets (ITNs).
Home-based record prevalence among children aged 12-23 months from 180 demographic and health surveys
There is currently a re-focus at the global level on the importance of the home-based record within vaccination service delivery as an important information resource but there are few reports of ever and current home-based record prevalence across countries. We considered all Demographic and Health Surveys (starting with DHS round 3) conducted between 1993 and 2013 for which a final dataset was available in the public domain at the time of the analysis.
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Results from a survey of national immunization programmes on home-based vaccination record practices in 2013
During January 2014, WHO and the United Nations Children's Fund sent a one-page questionnaire to 195 countries to obtain information on HBRs including type of record used, number of records printed, whether records were provided free-of-charge or required by schools, whether there was a stock-out and the duration of any stock-outs that occurred, as well as the total expenditure for printing HBRs during 2013.
Mark Waltham, UNICEF's Senior Education Adviser and Hiroyuki Hattori, Statistics Specialist – Education, present results from the latest report produced by UNICEF and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics.
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