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Infection with soil-transmitted helminths (STH) is a major public health problem in many developing countries, with pregnant women and children particularly at risk. Preventive chemotherapy, which is the intervention currently recommended by the WHO against the main helminth infections including those caused by STHs, aims at reducing morbidity through(More)
Financing is becoming increasingly important as the cost of immunizing the world's children continues to rise. By 2015, that cost will likely exceed US$60 per infant as new vaccines are introduced into national immunization programs. In 2006, 51 lower and lower middle income countries reported spending a mean US$12 per surviving infant on routine(More)
BACKGROUND Meticulous steps and procedures are proposed in planning guidelines for the development of comprehensive multiyear plans for national immunization programmes. However, we know very little about whether the real-life experience of those who adopt these guidelines involves following these procedures as expected. Are these steps and procedures(More)
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