WHO vaccine-preventable diseases: monitoring system. 2016 global summary

Last updated 15-July-2016 (15-July-2016)
Next overall update Fall 2016
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Development status: Developing GNI / capita (US$): 1'6201 Infant (under 12 months) mortality rate: 432
GDP / capita (US$): 4'1431 Child (under 5 years) mortality rate: 622

Population data in thousands3

  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2000  1990  1980 
Total population 27'410  26'787  26'164  25'545  24'929  18'825  14'628  10'802 
Births 884  877  867  854  838  654  572  474 
Surviving infants 840  833  823  810  794  613  528  428 
Pop. less than 5 years 4'056  3'980  3'884  3'777  3'672  2'860  2'456  1'933 
Pop. less than 15 years 10'640  10'424  10'192  9'954  9'723  7'799  6'410  4'938 
Female 15-49 years 6'951  6'804  6'661  6'519  6'371  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
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Measles
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  23  124  319  1'613  120  23'068  32'246  82'684 
Mumps
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Pertussis
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  21  636  2'651  13'216 
Polio*
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  104  60  145 
Rubella
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  12  26  168  272  712 
Rubella (CRS)
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Tetanus (neonatal)
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  80 
Tetanus (total)**
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  456  219  660  1'045 
Yellow fever
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  30 
* Polio refers to all polio cases (indigenous or imported), including polio cases caused by vaccine derived polio viruses (VDPV). For desagregated 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  97  99  98  98  98  95  71 
DTP1 2013  97  DHS   88  97  99*  94  92  94  84 
DTP3 2013  89  DHS   88  89  98  90  92  91  84  50 
DTP4         
IPV1         
HepB_BD         
HepB3 2013  89  DHS   88  89  98  90  92  91 
Hib3 2013  89  DHS   88  89  98  90  92  91 
JapEnc         
MCV1          89  92  89  89  91  84  52  16 
MCV2          63  67  54  52 
PCV1          93  99*  93  87 
PCV3 2013  84  DHS   88  84  98  89  56 
Pol3 2013  84  DHS   88  84  98  91  91  91  83  50 
Rota1          92  99*  92  86 
RotaC 2013  89  DHS   88  88  98  87  77 
Rubella1          89  92  89 
TT2plus 2010  55  MICS   89  78  42  71  72  76  73  19 
PAB         
VAD1          76  98  36  35  51 
YFV 2013  88  DHS   88  88  92  87  89  91  74 
° indicates that more than 1 survey occurred that year.  * indicates the country reported above 100% coverage.

  Next update: Mid July 2017

WHO-UNICEF estimates6

  (Click for full retrospective WHO-UNICEF coverage estimates data for Ghana)
BCG
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  97  99  98  98  98  99  71 
DTP1
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  97  99  94  92  94  96  80  27 
DTP3
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  88  98  90  92  91  88  58 
HepB3
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  88  98  90  92  91 
HepB_BD
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Hib3
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  88  98  90  92  91 
IPV1
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MCV1
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  89  92  89  88  91  90  61  16 
MCV2
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  63  67  54  52 
PAB
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  88  88  88  88  88  69  60 
PCV3
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  88  93  89  43 
Pol3
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  88  93  91  91  91  88  57 
RCV1
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  89  92  89 
RotaC
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  88  98  87  49 
YFV
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  88  92  87  88  91  74 

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% 66
From 80 to 89% 15
From 50 to 79% 19
Less than 50% 0
Proportion of districts
not reporting DTP3 coverage
0
DTP3 reported coverageDTP3 reported coverage

Immunization Schedule (2015 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 2016
MR 9 months; Yes
Measles 18 months; Yes
MenA 18 months; No From November 2016
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 2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009 

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  2010-2014  2010 - 2014  2010-2014  2010-2014  2010-2014  2007-2011 
Nº of districts with microplans that include activities to raise immunization coverage number 216  216  170  170  170  170  138 

System performance

Total Nº districts in country number 216  216  170  170  170  170  138 
Nº districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% number 164  162  136  144  134  153  117 
% of districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% From 0 to 100% 76  75  80  85  79  90  85 
Nº districts with measles (MCV1) coverage >=95% number 89  10  95  75  57  87  58 
% of districts with MCV1 coverage >=95% From 0 to 100% 41  56  44  34  51  42 

Safety

Has the country a vaccine adverse events review committee? Yes/No/NR/ND 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

Immunization expenditure financed, using Government funds? From 0 to 100% 19  16  13        70 

National Immunization Advisory Mechanism

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

Sources

 1  "The 2013 World Bank Development Indicators Online", GDP per capita is PPP adjusted.
 2  World Health Statistics 2013, data for 2012
 3  "United Nations, Population Division. The World Population Prospects - the 2015 revision". New York, 2016.
 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.