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Patient and Provider Perspectives on how Trust Influences Maternal Vaccine Acceptance among Pregnant Women in Kenya

Patient and Provider Perspectives on how Trust Influences Maternal Vaccine Acceptance among Pregnant Women in Kenya

Author: 
Stacy W. Nganga
Nancy A. Otieno
Maxwell Adero
Dominic Ouma
Sandra S. Chaves
Jennifer R. Verani
Marc-Alain Widdowson
Andrew Wilson
Irina Bergenfeld
Courtni Andrews
Vincent L. Fenimore
Ines Gonzalez-Casanova
Paula M. Frew
Saad B. Omer
Fauzia A. Malik
Publication Date
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Affiliation: 

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health (Nganga, Wilson, Bergenfeld, Andrews, Fenimore, Gonzalez-Casanova, Frew, Omer, Malik); Kenya Medical Research Institute (Otieno, Adero, Ouma); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC (Chaves, Verani, Widdowson); University of Nevada (Fenimore, Frew); Emory University School of Medicine (Frew, Omer)

"Our results highlight the importance of working towards respectful antenatal care as central to improving maternal vaccine uptake in Kenya."

Maternal immunisation is a strategy to protect pregnant women and their newborns. Many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have not implemented World Health Organization (WHO) Scientific Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) recommendations - partially due to concerns about low demand and acceptance. This study explored how the patient-provider relationship - specifically, the role of trust - affects maternal vaccine uptake in Kenya, where limited research in this area exists. One factor that made Kenya a fitting study-site for this project is the recent re-emergence of anti-vaccine rhetoric against the tetanus vaccine.

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BMC Health Serv Research. 2019 Oct 24;19(1):747. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-4537-8. Image credit: © C-Fam

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