A Statistical assessment of Immunization Programme in Sudan 2005

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Sally Seif, Izz ElDin
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Immunization is the one of the most important means of protective health and away for children to avoid children diseases. Immunization was lunched in Sudan in the year 1976 through WHO to decrease the morbidity & mortality due to six children diseases. This study aims to identify the community aware of the importance of children immunization against the six children diseases and also increase the mother awareness, also to know the percentage of fully vaccinated children, finally to assess the immunization programme make in Sudan through some indicators. This study was conducted in Khartoum & Gazira states in the year 2005 through three centers providing the services and three different areas to evaluate the percentage of vaccination for children under one year of age using sample size 208 questionnaire. The study showed that the percentage of vaccination of BCG 99%, 70.2% for DPT3 & 38% for measles. Also the drop out rate between first and third dose of DPT3 29.5% and between BCG & Measles was 61.6% . The study also showed strong association between the mother employment, mother education , age of mother and the immunization status of children . Continuous training to the vaccinators enable to communicate with mothers and to inform them about the importance of immunization of children to increase the mother awareness about immunization of children and health education to the community in order to elaborate the importance of the immunization in prevention of six children diseases were recommended
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