Narrative Description of Project: icddr.b, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Government of Bangladesh is implementing the project supported by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) through the Swiss Tropical of Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). The objectives of the survey are:
This cross-sectional survey/study is carried out in 4 slums covered by the urban health and demographic surveillance system (UHDSS) of icddr,b. The slums are, namely, Korail bosti, Mirpur bosti, Sharnpur-Dholpur bosti and Tongi-Ershadnagar bosti, having together a population of 122,000 individuals living in 32,000 households. These people migrated from rural areas to the city in search of better livelihoods for themselves and their families. The slum population mostly live below the poverty line and have limited access to the economic and social systems, services and benefits of the city.
Mitra collected the information on vaccination of the children, their parents’ education and occupation, and their household socioeconomic status (SES), visiting their households and interviewing their mothers. GPS coordinates of all the 1,766 children’s households and the 50 EPI outreach centers in the 4 slums are collected to measure the distance from the children’s residence to EPI centers.
Data is collected through a face-to-face interview of a mother on vaccination status of her children and household characteristics.
Responsibilities for Mitra and Associates:
Mitra has conducted the following activities for the survey:
The survey was awarded by International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) and funded by Swiss Tropical of Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH).
Duration: October 30, 2018-March 31, 2019.
Contact reference: SM Manzoor Ahmed Hanifi, Associate Scientist, HSPSD, icddr,b, Centre Equty and Health System, Email: email@example.com, Mobile: 01720 356052, Phone: Direct: +880 2 8810021 & Tel: +880 2 9840523-32 Exten. 2240, Fax: +880 2 8826050, Web: www.icddrb.org.