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Share of neonates protected at birth against neonatal tetanus

What you should know about this indicator

Rationale

Immunization is an essential component for reducing under-five mortality. Immunization coverage estimates are used to monitor coverage of immunization services and to guide disease eradication and elimination efforts. It is a good indicator of health system performance.

Definition

The proportion of neonates in a given year that can be considered as having been protected against tetanus as a result of maternal immunization.

Method of estimation

PAB coverage is estimated using a mathematical model. PAB is the proportion of births in a given year that can be considered as having been protected against tetanus as a result of maternal immunization. In this model, annual cohorts of women are followed from infancy through their life. A proportion receive DTP in infancy (estimated based on the WHO-UNICEF estimates of DTP3 coverage). In addition some of these women also receive TT through routine services when they are pregnant and may also receive TT during Supplementary Immunization activities (SIAs) . The model also adjusts reported data, taking into account coverage patterns in other years, and/or results available through surveys. The duration of protection is then calculated, based on WHO estimates of the duration of protection by doses ever received. A further description of the model can be found in: Griffiths U., Wolfson L., Quddus A.,Younus M., Hafiz R.. Incremental cost-effectiveness of supplementary immunization activities to prevent neo-natal tetanus in Pakistan. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2004; 82:643-651 Predominant type of statistics: predicted

Share of neonates protected at birth against neonatal tetanus
The proportion of neonates in a given year that can be considered as having been protected against tetanus as a result of maternal immunization.
Source
World Health Organization - Global Health Observatory (2024) – processed by Our World in Data
Last updated
January 3, 2024
Next expected update
January 2025
Date range
1980–2020
Unit
%

Sources and processing

This data is based on the following sources

The GHO data repository is WHO's gateway to health-related statistics for its 194 Member States. It provides access to over 1000 indicators on priority health topics including mortality and burden of diseases, the Millennium Development Goals (child nutrition, child health, maternal and reproductive health, immunization, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected diseases, water and sanitation), non communicable diseases and risk factors, epidemic-prone diseases, health systems, environmental health, violence and injuries, equity among others.

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January 3, 2024
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World Health Organization. 2024. Global Health Observatory data repository. http://www.who.int/gho/en/. Accessed on 2024-01-03

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World Health Organization - Global Health Observatory (2024) – processed by Our World in Data. “Share of neonates protected at birth against neonatal tetanus” [dataset]. World Health Organization, “Global Health Observatory” [original data]. Retrieved July 21, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/the-percentage-of-neonates-protected-at-birth-against-neonatal-tetanus