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Low trust in authorities affects vaccine uptake: evidence from 22 African countries

By Jean-Francois Maystadt, Professor, Lancaster University
Kalle Hirvonen, Senior Research Fellow, The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Nik Stoop, Post-doctoral researcher, University of Antwerp
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In a time when the world is focusing on COVID-19 vaccines, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has highlighted the importance of routine immunisations for diseases such as measles, tetanus and polio.

Although immunisation saves millions of lives each year, progress in vaccine coverage remains highly uneven, both between and within countries. Despite considerable progress over the past two decades, the situation is particularly worrying in…

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