PAMJ supplements

The Expanded Program on Immunization in Ethiopia

This supplement presents data and reports that highlight some of the recent efforts and activities on the part of the Ethiopian Government, EPI partners and the World Health Organization to further the understanding and control of vaccine preventable diseases in Ethiopia. Included in this supplement are manuscripts that describe the epidemiology of measles in selected areas of the country, the impact of polio eradication efforts on routine immunization activities and community knowledge in the Somali region of Ethiopia, analysis and assessment of AFP and other surveillance data, determinants of immunization service utilization and routine immunization performance, and the utility of an accountability framework for monitoring polio eradication efforts.

Guest editors: Fiona Braka, Thomas Karengera, Kathleen Gallagher

Contact: Thomas Karengera. WHO Country Office for Ethiopia

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Advances in the control of vaccine preventable diseases in Ethiopia (Editorial)

Liya Wondwossen, Kathleen Gallagher, Fiona Braka, Thomas Karengera

Pan African Medical Journal. 09 June 2017. 27(2): 1

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Behavioral determinants of immunization service utilization in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional community-based survey (Research)

Yohannes Ababu, Fiona Braka, Aschalew Teka, Kinde Getachew, Tefera Tadesse, Yohannes Michael, Zewdie Birhanu, Peter Nsubuga, Tersit Assefa, Kathleen Gallagher

Pan African Medical Journal. 09 June 2017. 27(2): 2

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Health care seeking behavior of parents with acute flaccid paralysis child (Research)

Ayesheshem Ademe Tegegne, Amare Mengistu Mersha

Pan African Medical Journal. 09 June 2017. 27(2): 3

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Effects of polio eradication activities on routine immunization: lessons from the 2013 outbreak response in Somali region of Ethiopia (Research)

Belete Tafesse, Ephrem Tekle, Liya Wondwossen, Mengistu Bogale, Braka Fiona, Peter Nsubuga, Karengera Tomas, Aron Kassahun, Gallagher Kathleen, Aschalew Teka

Pan African Medical Journal. 09 June 2017. 27(2): 4

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Factors contributing to routine immunization performance in Ethiopia, 2014 (Research)

Aschalew Teka Bekele, Braka Fiona, Karengera Thomas, Aron Kassahun, Gallagher Kathleen, Peter Nsubuga, Yohannes Ababu, Assefu Lemlem

Pan African Medical Journal. 09 June 2017. 27(2): 5

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Status of surveillance and routine immunization performances in Amhara Region, Ethiopia: findings from in-depth peer review (Research)

Gebre Asmamaw Lakew, Eshetu Wassie, Ayesheshem Ademe, Ayalneh Fenta, Solomon Wube, Mihret Werede, Achenef Kidane, Leulseged Mekonnen, Teklehaimanot Gebre Hiwot, Kathleen Gallagher

Pan African Medical Journal. 09 June 2017. 27(2): 6

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Assessment of source of information for polio supplementary immunization activities in 2014 and 2015, Somali, Ethiopia (Research)

Selamawit Yilma Bedada, Kathleen Gallagher, Aron Kassahun Aregay, Bashir Mohammed, Mohammed Adem Maalin, Hassen Abdisemed Hassen, Yusuf Mohammed Ali, Fiona Braka, Pierre Mípele Kilebou

Pan African Medical Journal. 09 June 2017. 27(2): 7

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Assessment of reporting sites for acute flaccid paralysis surveillance in Ethiopia: implications for planning of active case search visits (Research)

Eshetu Wassie, Ayesheshem Ademe, Kathleen Gallagher, Fiona Braka, Berhane Beyene, Abiot Bekele, Daddi Jima

Pan African Medical Journal. 09 June 2017. 27(2): 8

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Measles outbreak investigation in Guji zone of Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Research)

Ketema Belda, Ayesheshem Ademe Tegegne, Amare Mengistu Mersha, Mekonnen Getahun Bayenessagne, Ibrahim Hussein, Belay Bezabeh

Pan African Medical Journal. 09 June 2017. 27(2): 9

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Analysis of acute flaccid paralysis surveillance in Ethiopia, 2005-2015: progress and challenges (Research)

Ayesheshem Ademe Tegegne, Braka Fiona, Meseret Eshetu Shebeshi, Fasal Teshager Hailemariam, Aron Kassahun Aregay, Berhane Beyene, Eshetu Wassie Asemahgne, Daddi Jima Woyessa, Abyot Bekele Woyessa

Pan African Medical Journal. 09 June 2017. 27(2): 10

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Measles burden in urban settings: characteristics of measles cases in Addis Ababa city administration, Ethiopia, 2004-2014 (Research)

Amare Mengistu Mersha, Fiona Braka, Kathleen Gallagher, Aysheshim Ademe Tegegne, Aron Kassahun Argay, Mekonnen Admassu Mekonnen, Merawi Aragaw, Debritu Mengesha Abegaz, Etsehiwot Zeamlak Worku, Mekonen Getahun Baynesagn

Pan African Medical Journal. 09 June 2017. 27(2): 11

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Introducing an accountability framework for polio eradication in Ethiopia: results from the first year of implementation 2014-2015 (Research)

Aron Kassahun, Fiona Braka, Kathleen Gallagher, Aregai Wolde Gebriel, Peter Nsubuga, Pierre Mípele-Kilebou

Pan African Medical Journal. 09 June 2017. 27(2): 12

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