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Designing the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) as a service: Prioritising patients over administrative logic

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Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) vaccination rates remain well below herd immunity in regions of many countries despite huge international resources devoted to both financing and access. We draw upon service marketing theory, organisational sociology, development anthropology and cultural consumer research to conduct an ethnographic study of vaccination delivery in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia–one such region. We find that Western public health sector policies are dominated by an administrati...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/17441692.2014.972967

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, Tropical Medicine
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Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Global Public Health Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
10
Pages:
1152-1166
Publication date:
2014-11-05
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EISSN:
1744-1706
ISSN:
1744-1692
URN:
uuid:8950f5f6-25ac-4bd2-933c-5c8b23a7e59a
Source identifiers:
635412
Local pid:
pubs:635412

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