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Digital maps displaying programme resources, population numbers, immunisation coverageA proportion (%) that reflects the number of people receiving (an) intervention(s) divided by the total number of people eligible to receive indicators and other geographic data facilitated by geospatial technologies and visualised within Geographic Information Systems (GIS) help reveal patterns in space and over time to facilitate better use of information and decision-making. Despite recent advances in technologies and data collection devices, the use of geospatial technologies for immunisation programme delivery and other public sector health applications is still underdeveloped in most low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) with few programs able to sustainably scale and cross the chasm from shape files to GIS-enabled decision making, planning, and monitoringThe continuous oversight of an activity to assist in its supervision and to see that it proceeds according to plan. Monitoring involves.
Improving Immunisation Coverage and Equity through the Effective Use of Geospatial Technologies: A Landscape Analysis and Theory of Change explores current approaches to leaving no child behind with immunisation by harnessing geospatial technologies and GIS to improve immunisation coverage and equityEquity in the context of public health campaigns refers to providing high-quality interventions uniformly and in a fair and impartial manner to in low- and middle-income countries.
Through an evidence and document review, key informant interviews and a survey of national and global-level GIS experts, the potential for geospatial data and technologies to impact(i) The total, direct and indirect, effects of a programme, service or institution on a health status and overall health and socio‐economic immunisation programing is described in eight use cases that demonstrate how the visualisation of geospatial data, spatial analysis and geostatistical modeling can help service deliveryAn immediate output of inputs placed into a health system, such as health workforce, procurement, supplies and finances. teams identify zero-dose children (children who have never been immunised) and improve service delivery to achieve equity in vaccine coverage. Case studies describe the experiences in Nigeria, Myanmar and Cameroon, demonstrating the achievements, investments and enabling environments that can contribute to successful digital mapping efforts.
These foundations and lessons form the basis of the Theory of Change to inform investment in GIS-enabled strategies that contribute to powerful changes that optimise routine immunisation programme and campaign design, implementationImplementation aims to develop strategies for available or new health interventions in order to improve access to, and the use of, these, and monitoring to increase the number of fully-immunised children globally.