PIVI's WORK WITH Kenya
The Kenyan Ministry of Health, in collaboration with Washington State University, and the CDC began their work by conducting a survey on the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) of healthcare workers. The aim of the survey was to assess the KAP of healthcare workers regarding pandemic and influenza disease, as well as their willingness to recommend influenza vaccination to their patients.
Kenya then launched a pilot project aimed at inoculating children 6 to 23 months in Mombasa and Nakuru counties. The program also assessed vaccine uptake and the costs associated with implementation of a year-round, rather than campaign-driven, vaccination strategy. The Ministry of Health will use this data to guide policy decisions regarding the inclusion of influenza vaccine in the routine immunization program and the optimal strategy for and cost of influenza delivery.
- Healthcare Workers
- Young Children
- The Kenyan Ministry of Health
- Washington University in Kenya
A TIMELINE OF OUR Partnership
PIVI partnership begins
Updated Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plan
Evaluation of childhood vaccine coverage
Demonstration project for year-round influenza vaccination