Surveillance of childhood vaccinepreventable diseases at health facilities in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
AbstractA cross-sectional study was conducted at 33 randomly selected health facilities in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to assess health facilities' performance and health workers' knowledge of surveillance activities for childhood vaccine-preventable diseases. The WHO surveillance assessment questionnaire and a specially designed knowledge questionnaire were used. There were deficiencies in some surveillance items. The percentages of health facilities that had the surveillance manual and correctly filled clinical registers were 57.6% and 60.6% respectively. In the 6 months preceding the study, 36.4% of facilities lacked the appropriate surveillance forms while only 18.2% had received supervision reviews. Only one-quarter of health workers had a satisfactory knowledge score
Ibrahim, N.K.R. & Al Bar, H.M. (2009). Surveillance of childhood vaccinepreventable diseases at health facilities in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117668
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (3), 532-543, 2009
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