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What do we mean by ‘boosters’ and ‘barriers’? What are some of the recent examples?

A ‘booster’ is anything that encourages or enables access to a program or leads to an increase in coverage. Factors commonly identified as having a positive effect on coverage include: A ‘barrier’, also known as a ‘bottleneck’ (Tanahashi 1978), is anything that restrains, obstructs, or delays access to a program or restrains coverage. Factors frequently identified as having a negative effect on coverage include: Source: Guevarra E, Norris A, Guerrero S and Myatt M, Assessment of Coverage of Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition, CMAM Forum Technical Brief July 2012, Version 2: September 2014. Accessible online here.