Primary Health Care in Netrokona Sadar Upazila - A Case Study on Extended Program on Immunization
American Journal of Health Research
Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2020, Pages: 1-5
Received: Sep. 23, 2019; Accepted: Oct. 24, 2019; Published: Jan. 31, 2020
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Md. Aknur Rahman, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Md. Monirul Islam, Department of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Zahirul Islam Zahirul Islam, Department of Pharmacy, University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Tahmina Sharif Nila, Department of Pharmacy, University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Amena Alam Shanta, Department of Pharmacy, University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Md. Rafat Tahsin, Department of Pharmacy, North South University, Bashundhora, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Tanzia Islam Tithi, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Md. Shah Amran, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Abstract
Health related surveys are important as well as critical tool to measure a community’s health status, health behavior, and risk factors concerned with health issues. These surveys also help to evaluate the quality of health care level received by the people. By conducting health surveys from time to time, the patterns and beliefs about health and treatment strategies can be identified. The national policy makers can use those survey data to better understand main health problems in the country and correct issues that are obstacles for human and economic development. The Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) is a World Health Organization (WHO) program that aims to make all the essential vaccines available to all children regardless of nation, region, and socio-economic status. To make the program fruitful, all the United Nations’ member states, the national governments make their policies for vaccination programs using the guidelines of EPI. Bangladesh is a south Asian country with a condensed population having different national problems. Ensuring primary health care to each and every individual is a challenging task for the government. The current study was aimed to observe the situation of primary health care system in an upazilla of the district Netrokona. The EPI was considered as a parameter of primary health care system. The data gathered from the study may be used by the government to fix the associated problems and to improve the health care system.
Keywords
Health Care Provider, Immunization, Primary Health Care, Upazilla Health Complex, WHO
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Md. Aknur Rahman, Md. Monirul Islam, Zahirul Islam Zahirul Islam, Tahmina Sharif Nila, Amena Alam Shanta, Md. Rafat Tahsin, Tanzia Islam Tithi, Md. Shah Amran, Primary Health Care in Netrokona Sadar Upazila - A Case Study on Extended Program on Immunization, American Journal of Health Research. Vol. 8, No. 1, 2020, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20200801.11
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