Institutional mistrust and child vaccination coverage in Africa https://t.co/yEGs0fxaW8
Africa, COVID. Vaccine hesitancy tracks mistrust in government Innovative, and important, use of @afrobarometer and DHS survey data. (Unfortunately for many countries no data available; how about a "supplementary Afrobarometer"? https://t.co/oJrsTT2nmx
Institutional mistrust is an important dimension of vaccine hesitancy. Empowering local authorities with resources and communication strategies to address institutional mistrust may be needed to close the remaining vaccination gaps in Africa.
Study - 22 countries in #Africa: trust in local & national authorities correlates w/ routine vaccination rates at national & subnational level. Public #trust must be nurtured & valued as much as the vaccines themselves. https://t.co/BHmQ7fBx
🌍 I Une étude parue dans @GlobalHealthBMJ et dirigée par @jfmaystadt, Chercheur qualifié FNRS @UCLouvain, analyse les causes des réticences affichées par les populations africaines envers la #vaccination. https://t.co/HcgiXvz0ph https://t.co/5fvJ9VxBze
New @GlobalHealthBMJ paper by researchers from @LancasterManage, @UCLouvain_be, @UAntwerpen, & @IFPRI say rebuilding trust in government will be key to child #vaccination success in #Africa 💉 🌍: https://t.co/eqFNiCQmQo @kallehi @jfmaystadt https://t.c
Research published in @GlobalHealthBMJ today, co-authored by @IFPRI's @kallehi & partners from @IOBUA @LancasterManage, reveals that mistrust in government is a major barrier to child #vaccination progress in #Africa. 🏥 🌍 👉 https://t.co/eqFNiCQmQo @f
Important and timely evidence!
4/NWe decided to assess quantitatively the role of institutional mistrust in Africa by linking DHS individual data (167000 children) with sub-national Afrobarometer-based data on institutional trust between 2004 and 2018. see: https://t.co/V2hiWafNkZ or h
1/N Paper co-authored with @kallehi and Nik Stoop published in @GlobalHealthBMJ today reveals mistrust in government is major barrier to child #vaccination progress in #Africa: https://t.co/V2hiWafNkZ (Affiliations: @fsrFNRS @UCLouvain_be, @UAntwerpen @IFP