This page provides access to detailed documents created as part of a research study on household decision-making regarding health care and immunisation - including polio immunisation - in Nigeria, culminating in the report Perceptions of Influence: Understanding Attitudes to Polio Vaccination and Immunisation in Northern Nigeria.

The research was designed and conducted under the aegis of the Nigerian National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) in consultation with the Nigerian Polio Eradication Programme partners, including: the Federal Emergency Operating Centre (EOC) and relevant state EOCs, the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and CORE. It was led by Dr. Sebastian Taylor, the Principal Investigator (PI), with field research managed by Public Health Solution Services (PHSS) and its Director, Dr. Mizan Siddiqi.

The research was designed to understand a much fuller range of factors influencing household decision-making on polio. In order to do so, it was important to go beyond assumptions, to systematically collect data from households and to look for patterns in the association between household factors and household polio decision-making.

The study identified, quantified, and analysed the combined effects of social and material factors, at the micro level, that appeared to associate with incidence of missed children by household in a given community. The research aimed to strengthen understanding of how factors operate in a composite manner to determine the prevailing level at which households with eligible children drop out of, or are missed in the process of, supplementary immunisation activities (SIAs). The research was designed to generate more in-depth, localised analysis of factors leading to missed children and to produce that analysis in a way that is easily converted back into locally relevant programme knowledge and practice.

The content on this page guides you through the research process from inception to final report including documents on the methodology, the ethical review process, field research tools, and other research-centred knowledge summaries focused on polio immunisation in Nigeria available on The CI's Research: Local Health Decisions theme site.

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KEY ACTORS: Click here to read brief bios of the key members of each research team and/or participating organisations.

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