Dale A. Rhoda

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Vaccination coverage is an important public health indicator that is measured using administrative reports and/or surveys. The measurement of vaccination coverage in low- and middle-income countries using surveys is susceptible to numerous challenges. These challenges include selection bias and information bias, which cannot be solved by increasing the(More)
Nationally representative household surveys are increasingly relied upon to measure maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) intervention coverage at the population level in low- and middle-income countries. Surveys are the best tool we have for this purpose and are central to national and global decision making. However, all survey point estimates have a(More)
Vaccination coverage is a widely used indicator of programme performance, measured by registries, routine administrative reports or household surveys. Because the population denominator and the reported number of vaccinations used in administrative estimates are often inaccurate, survey data are often considered to be more reliable. Many countries obtain(More)
Reply to comments on Monitoring vaccination coverage: Defining the role of surveys Dear Editor, We thank Pond and Mounier-Jack for their comments on our paper, ''Monitoring vaccination coverage: Defining the role of surveys " [1]. We agree that for many countries, administrative estimates of coverage are greatly inflated and misleading for programme(More)
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