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IA2030 Scorecard — 

Global View

Impact Goal 2: Promote Equity
2.1

Leave no child behind

What Does this Indicator Measure?

Zero-dose children are defined as those that lack access to or are never reached by routine immunization services. They are operationally measured as those who did not receive their first dose of DTP, a vaccine containing diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis.

How Will Progress be Measured?

The target for this indicator is a reduction in the baseline number of 14 million zero-dose children by 50% globally by 2030. Efforts to highlight the number of children missing out on vaccines will enable a closer equity-focused examination of who they are and how to reach them. On track status is shown when the number of zero-dose children decreases each year by the percentage needed to stay on track to reach the end of the decade target of a 50% reduction.

Number of zero-dose children—Global

Target:
50%
reduction in number of zero-dose children

Summary Table

20192020
Number of zero dose children13,627,39017,083,430
Definition: Zero-dose children are defined as those that lack access to or are never reached by routine immunization services. They are operationally measured as those who lacked a first dose of a DTP-containing vaccine.
Measurement approach: This indicator is calculated as the difference between the estimated number of surviving infants and the estimated number of children vaccinated with DTPcv-1. The number of zero-dose children will be determined at country, regional, and global level using WHO and UNICEF estimates of national immunization coverage (WUENIC) and UN population estimates of birth cohorts, adjusted for surviving infants.
Calculation: This indicator is calculated as the difference between the estimated number of surviving infants and the estimated number of children vaccinated with DTPcv-1.