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Channelling, a new immunization strategy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12280456     Owner:  PIP     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 1981, with PAHO/WHO technical assistance, the Ministry of Health, Colombia, designed what is known as the channelling strategy, aimed at improving immunization coverage. This name was given because the strategy is designed to establish communication channels through direct action aimed at promoting health. Health workers and community leaders or guides conduct household visits to identify unvaccinated children or those with incomplete vaccination schedules and "channel" them to health centers or health posts. The channelling strategy developed in Colombia was briefly mentioned in the case study on the Colombian Vaccination Crusade of 1984. It is now being employed for ORT and other PHC components in the Colombian Child Survival and Development Plan, 1985-1987. In the meantime, other countries have adopted the channelling strategy, which is described in this article.
M G Gacharna Romero; E Silva Pizano; J Avendano Lamo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Assignment children     Volume:  69-72     ISSN:  0004-5128     ISO Abbreviation:  Assignment Child     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-12-16     Completed Date:  1986-12-16     Revised Date:  2002-10-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8004863     Medline TA:  Assignment Child     Country:  FRANCE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  193-203     Citation Subset:  J    
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MeSH Terms
Community Health Aides*
Delivery of Health Care
Developing Countries
Fluid Therapy
Health Personnel
Health Services
Latin America
Primary Health Care
South America

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