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Type Journal Article - The Pan African Medical Journal
Title Micro-planning in a wide age range measles rubella (MR) campaign using mobile phone app, a case of Kenya, 2016
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Volume 27 (Supp 3)
Issue 16
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
URL http://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/content/series/27/3/16/full/#.WZ1m1z5JbIU
Abstract
Introduction: a Measles Rubella campaign that targeted 9 months to 14 year old children was conducted in all the 47 counties in Kenya between 16th and 24th of may 2016. Micro-planning using an android phone-based app was undertaken to map out the target population and logistics in all the counties 4 weeks to the campaign implementation instead of 6 months as per the WHO recommendation. The outcomes of the micro-planning exercise were a detailed micro-plan that served as a guide in ensuring that every eligible individual in the population was vaccinated with potent vaccine. A national Trainer of Trainers training was done to equip key officers with new knowledge and skills in developing micro-plans at all levels. The micro planning was done using a mobile phone app, the doforms that enabled data to be transmitted real time to the national level. The objective of the study was to establish whether use of mobile phone app would contribute to quality of sub national micro plans that can be used for national level planning and implementation of the campaign.

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