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Home-Based Record (HBR) Ownership and Use of HBR Recording Fields in Selected Kenyan Communities: Results from the Kenya Missed Opportunities for Vaccination Assessment

Home-Based Record (HBR) Ownership and Use of HBR Recording Fields in Selected Kenyan Communities: Results from the Kenya Missed Opportunities for Vaccination Assessment

Author: 
David W. Brown
Collins Tabu
Kibet Sergon
Stephanie Shendale
Isaac Mugoya
Zorodzai Machekanyanga
Peter Okoth
Iheoma Ukachi Onuekwusi
Ikechukwu Udo Ogbuanu
Publication Date
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Affiliation: 

Brown Consulting Group International LLC (Brown); Kenya Expanded Programme on Immunization (Tabu); World Health Organization (WHO) Kenya Country Office (Sergon, Onuekwusi); WHO Headquarters (Shendale, Ogbuanu); Maternal and Child Survival Program, or MCSP (Mugoya); WHO Regional Office for Africa Inter-Country Support Team (Machekanyanga); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Kenya Country Office (Okoth)

"Additional work is needed to develop and operationalize effective communication strategies alongside health workers to ensure caregivers are aware of the importance of maintaining the child's HBR safe from harm in the home and to bring the document with her to each and every health encounter."

As part of a series of activities by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to revitalise the utilisation of home-based records (HBRs) within immunisation service delivery (and primary health care more broadly), this group of researchers leveraged an opportunity within the 2016 Kenya Missed Opportunities for Vaccination Assessment to describe current HBR ownership prevalence among children visiting health clinics and to report on the utilisation of selected recording areas in HBRs in Kenya.

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PLoS ONE 13(8): e0201538. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201538 - sent via email from David Brown to The Communication Initiative on August 2 2018. Image credit: Home-Based Record Repository

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