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Kevin Davis, Angelina Fisher, Benedict Kingsbury, and Sally Engle Merry

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199658244

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658244.001.0001

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From Diagnosing Under-immunization to Evaluating Health Care Systems

From Diagnosing Under-immunization to Evaluating Health Care Systems

Immunization Coverage Indicators as a Technology of Global Governance

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(p.217) 9 From Diagnosing Under-immunization to Evaluating Health Care Systems
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Governance by Indicators
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Angelina Fisher

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658244.003.0009

This chapter explores the ways the World Health Organization/UN Children's Fund (WHO/UNICEF) immunization coverage indicators have been used, which have sometimes extended beyond their scope. It determines that this situation may be partly explained by the absence of other indicators of the national health system performance that is suitable for making cross-country comparisons. It then takes a look at The World Health Report 2000, where it showed the results of measuring the health systems in 191 member states based on five indicators.

Keywords:   immunization coverage indicators, national health system, performance, cross-country comparisons, World Health Report 2000, World Health Organization, UN Children's Fund

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