Measuring populations to improve vaccination coverage

@inproceedings{Bharti2016MeasuringPT,
  title={Measuring populations to improve vaccination coverage},
  author={Nita Bharti and A. H. Djibo and Andrew J. Tatem and Bryan T. Grenfell and Matthew J. Ferrari},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2016}
}
In low-income settings, vaccination campaigns supplement routine immunization but often fail to achieve coverage goals due to uncertainty about target population size and distribution. Accurate, updated estimates of target populations are rare but critical; short-term fluctuations can greatly impact population size and susceptibility. We use satellite imagery to quantify population fluctuations and the coverage achieved by a measles outbreak response vaccination campaign in urban Niger and… CONTINUE READING
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