Immunization in pregnancy safety surveillance in low and middle-income countries- field performance and validation of novel case definitions

Sonali Kochhar, Ed Clarke, Alane Izu, Kebonethebe Emmanuel Kekane – Mochwari, Clare L. Cutland
2019 Vaccine  
A globally standardized approach in high and low and middle-income countries (LMIC) to actively monitor the safety of vaccines for pregnant women during development and implementation phases is critical. Brighton Collaboration's (BC) Global Alignment of Immunization Safety Assessment in Pregnancy (GAIA) project has developed globally standardized case definitions (CDs) of key obstetric and neonatal terms for the assessment of safety of vaccines in pregnancy. CDs are categorized into levels of
more » ... agnostic certainty, facilitating their use in varied settings. This study evaluates the field performance of CDs in LMIC.
doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.03.074 pmid:31014963 fatcat:jhpt7o64qjghjn7ghsrocgdqiq