Table 5

Logistics management and the quality of monitoring systems in health facilities (n = 20)

Characteristics

n

Weighted %


Logistics management

Sufficient OPV stock not close to or past expiry date during past month

20

95

Refrigerator functional and used for vaccine storage at health facility

11

65

Refrigerator temperature record up-to-date and in correct range (0-8°C)

14

80

OPV storage in correct part of refrigerator

15

85

Availability of frozen icepacks

12

70

Availability and maintenance of cold box/vaccine carriers

6

45

Availability of power generator

2

25

Availability and use of safety boxes at all vaccination sites

7

50

Functional vehicle for vaccinator

20

95

Quality of monitoring systems

Visit of health facility by district managers in past three months and presence of their inspection notes

19

95

Availability and maintenance of EPI registers on desk

11

65

Up-to-date vaccine ledger for OPV

8

55

Availability of monthly facility staff meeting minutes held in past three months

3

30

Display of graphs/charts depicting health facility's PEI performance over time

12

70

Data accuracy (number of children receiving OPV III on EPI register vs. monthly EPI report matched)

12

70


Mushtaq et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:60   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-60

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