Evaluation of the Routine Childhood Immunization Program Process at Primary Health Care Centers in Salah Al-Dean Governorate
Keywords:Routine Childhood Immunization Program, Process, Primary Health Care Centers, Evaluation
Background: The evaluation of routine childhood immunization program for under five years are important for global health.
Objectives: The study aims at evaluating the Routine Childhood Immunization Program Process at Primary Health Care Centers in Salah Al-Dean Governorate
Methodology: A descriptive design, which is using the evaluation approach, has been conducted at Primary Health Care Centers in Salah Al-Dean Governorate in order to evaluate the Routine Childhood Immunization Program Process from January 10th to November 1st, 2021. A multistage sample "non -probability" convenient sample of (32) primary health care centers (16 main and 16 sub main) distributed in Salah Al-Dean Health Directorate. An instrument is developed of the Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization for the purpose of the present study (PAHO &WHO, 2013). The study instrument is consisted of the evaluation of Routine Childhood Immunization Program Process at Primary Health Care Centers. Instrument content validity is determined by a panel of (18) experts. Internal consistency reliability is determined through Cronbach alpha correlation coefficient. Data are gathered throughout the utilization of the study instrument and the structured interview technique as data collection method. The Data of the study have been analyzed by the utilization of descriptive statistical data analysis approach which includes (frequencies, percentages, total scores and ranges).
Results: The study results indicate that all of the main primary health care centers and majority of the sub primary health care centers have good level of overall evaluation of the Routine Childhood Immunization Program process (100%) (81.25%) respectively.
Conclusion: The study concludes that the Routine Childhood Immunization Program process is well sufficiently and efficiently implemented at all of the Main Primary Health Care Centers and most of the sub primary health care centers in Salah Al-Dean Governorate.
Recommendation: The Routine Childhood Immunization Program process should be monitored and valued periodically and on regular base.
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