WHO vaccine-preventable diseases: monitoring system. 2017 global summary

Last updated 06-Sep-2017 (data as of 05-Sep-2017)
Next overall update 2018
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Development status: Developing GNI / capita (US$): 1'4801 Infant (under 12 months) mortality rate: 432
GDP / capita (US$): 4'2011 Child (under 5 years) mortality rate: 622

Population data in thousands3

  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2000  1990  1980 
Total population 28'207  27'583  26'963  26'346  25'733  18'939  14'628  10'802 
Births 876  870  864  855  845  673  570  474 
Surviving infants 839  833  825  816  804  630  526  428 
Pop. less than 5 years 4'085  4'023  3'963  3'896  3'819  2'974  2'456  1'933 
Pop. less than 15 years 10'909  10'701  10'507  10'312  10'115  7'913  6'410  4'938 
Female 15-49 years 7'153  7'003  6'847  6'691  6'533  4'506  3'328  2'363 

Number of reported cases

(Click for retrospective incidence data for Ghana)
Diphtheria
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  66  40 
Japanese encephalitis
 
Measles
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  32  23  124  319  1'613  23'068  32'246  82'684 
Mumps
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  16'320 
Pertussis
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  123  21  636  2'651  13'216 
Polio*
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  104  60  145 
Rubella
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  11  12  26  168  272 
Rubella (CRS)
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Tetanus (neonatal)
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  80 
Tetanus (total)**
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  1'214  456  219  660  1'045 
Yellow fever
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* Polio refers to all polio cases (indigenous or imported), including polio cases caused by vaccine derived polio viruses (VDPV). For disaggregated data please click on this hyperlink: https://extranet.who.int/polis/public/CaseCount.aspx
it does not include cases of vaccine-associated paralytic polio (VAPP) and cases of non polio acute flaccid paralysis [AFP]).
** Neonatal Tetanus and Total Tetanus cases equality may be the result from a lack of non-Neonatal Tetanus surveillance system.

Percentage target population vaccinated by antigen

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  Most recent coverage survey4  

Official country estimates5

  (Click for retrospective coverage estimates data for Ghana)
Vaccine year result method % card seen                                                
BCG 2013  97  DHS   88  94  97  99  98  98  95  71 
DTP1 2013  97  DHS   88  94  97  99*  94  92  84 
DTP3 2013  89  DHS   88  93  89  98  90  92  84  50 
DTP4         
IPV1         
HepB_BD         
HepB3 2013  89  DHS   88  93  89  98  90  92 
Hib3 2013  89  DHS   88  93  89  98  90  92 
JapEnc         
MCV1          89  89  92  89  89  84  52  16 
MCV2          75  63  67  54  52 
MenA          13 
PCV1          94  93  99*  93  87 
PCV2          94  91  99  88  77 
PCV3 2013  84  DHS   88  93  84  98  89  56 
Pol3 2013  84  DHS   88  95  84  98  91  91  83  50 
Rota1          94  92  99*  92  86 
RotaC 2013  89  DHS   88  94  88  98  87  77 
RCV1          89  89  92  89 
TT2plus 2010  55  MICS   89  78  78  42  71  72  73  19 
PAB         
VAD1          90  76  98  36  35 
YFV 2013  88  DHS   88  88  88  92  87  89  74 
* indicates the country reported above 100% coverage.

  Next update: Mid-July 2018

WHO-UNICEF estimates6

  (Click for full retrospective WHO-UNICEF coverage estimates data for Ghana)
BCG
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  94  97  99  98  98  99  71 
DTP1
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  94  97  99  94  92  96  80  27 
DTP3
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  93  88  98  90  92  88  58 
HepB3
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  93  88  98  90  92 
HepB_BD
 
Hib3
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  93  88  98  90  92 
IPV1
 
MCV1
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  89  89  92  89  88  90  61  16 
MCV2
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  75  63  67  54  52 
PCV3
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  93  88  99  89  43 
Pol3
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  95  88  93  91  91  88  57 
RCV1
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  89  89  92  89 
RotaC
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  94  88  98  87  49 
YFV
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  88  88  92  87  88  74 

Click for WHO-UNICEF coverage estimates data for PAB time series.

Number of districts in the country 216  Proportion of
districts reporting
DTP3 coverage:
% of coverage reports received at national
level vs number of reports expected
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Greater or equal to 90% 71
From 80 to 89% 16
From 50 to 79% 13
Less than 50% 0
Proportion of districts
not reporting DTP3 coverage
0
DTP3 reported coverageDTP3 reported coverage

Immunization Schedule (2016 or latest available)

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Vaccine Schedule Entire country Comment
BCG birth; Yes
DTwPHibHepB 6, 10, 14 weeks; Yes
IPV 14 weeks; Yes From September 2017
Measles 18 months; Yes
MenA 18 months; Yes
MR 9, 18 months; Yes
OPV birth; 6, 10, 14 weeks; Yes
Pneumo_conj 6, 10, 14 weeks; Yes
Rotavirus 6, 10 weeks; Yes
Td 1st contact; +1, +6 months; +1 year; Yes
VitaminA 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36 months; Yes
YF 9 months; Yes

Immunizaton indicators

Indicator Expected answer 2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010 

Planning and management

Has the country a Multi-Year Plan (MYP) for immunization? Yes/No/NR Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
What years does the MYP cover? number 2015-2019  2015-2019  2015-2019  2010-2014  2010 - 2014  2010-2014  2010-2014 
Nº of districts with microplans that include activities to raise immunization coverage number 216  216  216  216  170  170  170 

System performance

Total Nº districts in country number 216  216  216  216  170  170  170 
Nº districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% number 187  175  164  162  136  144  134 
% of districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% From 0 to 100% 87  81  76  75  80  85  79 
Nº districts with measles (MCV1) coverage >=95% number 110  107  89  10  95  75  57 
% of districts with MCV1 coverage >=95% From 0 to 100% 51  50  41  56  44  34 

Safety

Has the country a vaccine adverse events review committee? Yes/No/NR/ND Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Is there a national system to monitor adverse events following immunization (AEFI)? Yes/No/NR Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 

Finance

% of Immunization expenditure financed, using Government funds? From 0 to 100% 40  24  19  16  13     

National Immunization Advisory Mechanism

Has the country a standing technical advisory group on immunization (NITAG)? Yes/No/NR No  No  No  No  No  No  No 

Sources

 1  "The 2017 World Bank Development Indicators Online", GDP per capita is PPP adjusted.
 2  World Health Statistics 2016, data for 2015
 3  "United Nations, Population Division. The World Population Prospects - the 2017 revision". New York, 2017.
 4  UNICEF/WHO survey database
 5  If no official estimate is available, the administrative coverage is reported. '*' indicates coverage over 99.5%.
 6  WHO-UNICEF estimates.