Integrating Routine Immunization into Community Health Services in Guinea


Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Coverage and Equity

This report presents the results of a study to better understand the challenges of implementing Guinea’s 2017 National Community Health Policy to improve immunization coverage.

The study found that Guinea’s National Community Health Policy plays a vital role in improving immunization coverage at both the national and subnational levels. However, several opportunities exist to integrate community health and immunization.

The report draws on a rapid desk review of key documents; 23 individual and group interviews with government officials, community health workers (CHWs), and other key stakeholders at the national and subnational levels; and subnational dialogue on immunization in the towns of Kindia and Dubreka, including about 30 representatives from community health centers, Guinea’s Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), CHWs, and women role models in each district.

January 29, 2024

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