The Challenges and Opportunities of Women’s Role in Child Immunization
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Women’s involvement in all aspects of national development has become increasingly strategic. In the health sector, women, including mothers, have an important role in supporting the realization of healthy future generations through immunization programs and health services. Complete basic immunization is every child’s right, but it is not fully realized due to parents’ decision making and other factors. Emak-emak jaman now can play an important role in changing these conditions. This study aims to clarify women’s role in decision making related to the complete immunization of children and to identify what factors influence the lack of public awareness of the importance of immunization programs. This study uses a multidisciplinary approach through literature study. The results show that compared to men, women tend to be the main determinants in making decisions about children’s immunization. Various factors such as low levels of maternal education, limited access to health facilities, family economic conditions, religious fanaticism and ocal culture also influence the community’s acceptance of the immunization program. However, these conditions are an opportunity for women to act in their strategic role, especially in the health sector through immunization programs.
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TY - CONF AU - Lintang Purba Jaya AU - Ramadhani Auerkari AU - Aji Wahyu PY - 2019/11 DA - 2019/11 TI - The Challenges and Opportunities of Women’s Role in Child Immunization BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Strategic and Global Studies (ICSGS 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 21 EP - 28 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsgs-18.2019.4 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsgs-18.2019.4 ID - Jaya2019/11 ER -