A framework to identify the children who missed basic vaccines in developing countries

Ayesha Siddiqua, Ashad Kabir, Muhammad E. H. Chowdhury

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Abstract

Childhood vaccination is a cornerstone of public health, safeguarding children against life-threatening diseases. However, in many developing countries, a significant number of children either miss their routine vaccinations or receive incomplete doses, leaving them vulnerable to preventable illnesses. This chapter presents a framework aimed at addressing this pressing issue. It encompasses a summary of state-of-the-art studies examining the factors contributing to missed basic vaccinations, the synthesis of effective strategies for identifying and intervening in cases of vaccine gaps, and a discussion on the potential application of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and smartphone apps, within this context. Drawing on a wide range of research, this framework offers a systematic approach to locating and supporting children who have missed essential vaccinations. By addressing both the root causes and the potential solutions using advanced technologies, it provides a valuable resource for healthcare professionals, policymakers, and organizations committed to improving vaccination coverage in impoverished regions. Ultimately, this framework underscores the importance of equitable access to life-saving vaccines for all children, regardless of their socioeconomic status or geographic location, in our collective pursuit of global health equity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurveillance, prevention, and control of infectious diseases: An AI perspective
PublisherSpringer
Number of pages23
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2024

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