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Belize City, Belize, Ministry of Health, 1984. , 54 p. (EPI/84/003)An evaluation of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) in Belize was conducted by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization at the request of the country's Ministry of Health. The evaluation was undertaken to identify obstacles to program implementation, and subsequently provide national managers and decision makers with viable potential solutions. General background information is provided on Belize, with specific mention made of demographic, ethnic, and linguistic characteristics, the health system, and the EPI program in the country. EPI evaluation methodology and vaccination coverage are presented, followed by detailed examination of study findings and recommendations. Achievements, problems, and recommendations are listed for the areas of planning and organizations, management and administration, training, supervision, resources, logistics and the cold chain, delivery strategies, the information and surveillance system, and promotion and community participation. A 23-page chronogram of recommended activities follows, with the report concluding in acknowledgements and annexes.
In: [Ford Foundation]. Conference on Social Science Research on Population and Development, Ford Foundation, 1974. [New York, Ford Foundation], 1975. 267-72.The UNFPA provides priority support to the types of research required for or related to action programs and its interests include the relatively long-term concern with training, institution-building, and basic data. Nearly 30% of UNFPA total resources are utilized for the promotion of basic population data, assistance is given to carrying out population censuses and sample surveys, and establishing vital statistics and registration. The largest of such programs is in Africa. In the area of demographic research, the UNFPA provides support for projects on the interregional level carried out by UN organizations. Assistance to sociological research for the improvement of development goals is rather new; awareness of the need for such research has emerged in response to the need for understanding motivation, attitudes, and the climate for social change. The need for channelling the findings of demographic and sociological research to those who can make use of them; UNFPA is attempting to disseminate data in order that policymakers and others may use them. Several examples of the diversity of research activities supported by the UNFPA are presented. Also included are the programs and institutions which may be candidates for joint or multiple agency funding. They are: CELADE-ELAS program, PISPAL, the Value of Children study, CODESRIA, the World Fertility Survey, CICRED, ICARP, and the 1980 Round of Censuses.