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Table 5 Evidences on EPI information system of Ethiopia

From: What we know and don’t know about the immunization program of Ethiopia: a scoping review of the literature

S.N Authors Design Sample size Topic Study area Major findings Conclusions
1 Endriyas M(2014) Retrospective cohort 2132 records Poor quality data challenges conclusion and decision making SNNP,
From a total of 2132 measles cases, 1319 (61.9%), had at least one dose of measles containing vaccine; the rest 398 (18.7%) and 415 (19.5%) were unvaccinated and had unknown status respectively • Vaccination data or vaccine potency at lower level was unclear
2 JSI L10k (2015) Cross-sectional surveys Selected health facilities Extended Program on Immunization (EPI) coverage Seven Zones, Ethiopia There was a 12% disparities in complete vaccination coverage between routine HMIS and survey coverage respectively • Discrepancy in immunization data
3 Habtamu B(2015) Review More than hundreds of related
Review on Measles Situation in Ethiopia; Past and Present National Accumulation of unvaccinated children in highly populated areas contributed for the frequent measles outbreaks occurring in different parts of the country • Working towards measleselimination and introduction of second dose measles vaccine in routine immunization program
4 Ketema Belda (2016) Cross sectional 1059 suspected cases Measles outbreak investigation in Guji zone of Oromia
Region, Ethiopia
Guji zone, Oromia region The cumulative attack rate of 81/100,000 population and case fatality ratio of 0.2% was recorded.
Of these, 742 (70%) were zero doses of measles vaccine
• The case-based surveillance lacks sensitivity and timely confirmation of the outbreak
5 EPHI review (2016) Cross sectional 544 Health facilities Health Data Quality Review National From all facilities that report Penta3 immunization service data, 95% of facilities had completed data
Overall, only 52% of the Penta3 data matched with the source documents
• Data quality problems observed
6 Liya W (2017) Perspectives Administrative data Advances in the control of vaccine preventable
diseases in Ethiopia
National Surveillance data shows that cases of vaccine preventable diseases continue to occur in the country. During 2015 alone, more than 17,000 cases of measles were reported from throughout the country • Ongoing efforts, adequate resources and capacity and new innovations and strategies continue to be needed