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The frequency of vaccinated children in ten orphanages

Pettersson, Sara and Schwank, Isabelle (2010)
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract
Introduction: Over 1,000 children under the age of five die every hour worldwide. The most effective intervention to reduce the mortality rate among children is to vaccinate against infectious diseases. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the compliance of a random selection of Ghanaian orphanages to the Ghana national vaccination program. Method: The study was an empirical quantitative study using a structured interview guide to collect the data of the vaccination frequency among children in ten orphanages in the southern part of Ghana, West Africa. Results: Out of the 820 children in the ten orphanages included in the study 86.3 percent were vaccinated according to the vaccination program. Two orphanages with a total... (More)
Introduction: Over 1,000 children under the age of five die every hour worldwide. The most effective intervention to reduce the mortality rate among children is to vaccinate against infectious diseases. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the compliance of a random selection of Ghanaian orphanages to the Ghana national vaccination program. Method: The study was an empirical quantitative study using a structured interview guide to collect the data of the vaccination frequency among children in ten orphanages in the southern part of Ghana, West Africa. Results: Out of the 820 children in the ten orphanages included in the study 86.3 percent were vaccinated according to the vaccination program. Two orphanages with a total number of 112 children (13.7%), did not vaccinate against yellow fever. Conclusion: The vaccination rate among the children in the study was good, but it is of importance to maintain or even improve this vaccination rate, even if the disease rate is low at the time. (Less)
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author
Pettersson, Sara and Schwank, Isabelle
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A study made in southern Ghana.
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Vaccination, Children, Orphanage, Nurse, Ghana, Africa
language
English
id
2530805
date added to LUP
2012-05-04 14:25:35
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2015-12-14 13:21:24
@misc{2530805,
  abstract     = {Introduction: Over 1,000 children under the age of five die every hour worldwide. The most effective intervention to reduce the mortality rate among children is to vaccinate against infectious diseases. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the compliance of a random selection of Ghanaian orphanages to the Ghana national vaccination program. Method: The study was an empirical quantitative study using a structured interview guide to collect the data of the vaccination frequency among children in ten orphanages in the southern part of Ghana, West Africa. Results: Out of the 820 children in the ten orphanages included in the study 86.3 percent were vaccinated according to the vaccination program. Two orphanages with a total number of 112 children (13.7%), did not vaccinate against yellow fever. Conclusion: The vaccination rate among the children in the study was good, but it is of importance to maintain or even improve this vaccination rate, even if the disease rate is low at the time.},
  author       = {Pettersson, Sara and Schwank, Isabelle},
  keyword      = {Vaccination, Children, Orphanage, Nurse, Ghana, Africa},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The frequency of vaccinated children in ten orphanages},
  year         = {2010},
}