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Perceptions of Influence: Understanding Attitudes to Polio Vaccination and Immunisation in Northern Nigeria
July 9, 2015

Perceptions of Influence: Understanding Attitudes to Polio Vaccination and ...

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"The circumstances of household thinking about community, livelihood, health and vaccination are complex. To reduce this protean calculus to a short list of population proportions and individuated causations is to undermine and underestimate the ...

Understanding Attitudes to Immunisation in Northern Nigeria: A Research Outline
June 19, 2014

Understanding Attitudes to Immunisation in Northern Nigeria: A Research Outline

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"It is vital to understand the full range of factors that influence household decision-making on polio. In order to do so, it is important to go beyond assumptions, to systematically collect data from households and to look for patterns in the ...

Making "Reaching Every Ward" Operational
December 10, 2013

Making "Reaching Every Ward" Operational

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Developed in Nigeria, Reaching Every Ward (REW) is "a strategy aimed at provision of regular, effective, quality and sustainable routine immunization activities in every ward, so as to improve immunization coverage.

USAID/TSHIP Routine Immunization Review in Bauchi and Sokoto States
December 9, 2013

USAID/TSHIP Routine Immunization Review in Bauchi and Sokoto States

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"If we are to protect our children, born and yet unborn, against vaccine-preventable diseases, we must reconnect with the community to improve and hold their trust in immunization through better government ownership and self-reliance. This must ...

Nigeria Immunization Plus Days: Observations from One Ward
December 6, 2013

Nigeria Immunization Plus Days: Observations from One Ward

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This report tells the story of Nigerian polio workers Jenny Sequeira, Drs. Femi Oyewole, and Auwal Gajida during a single Immunization Plus Day (IPD) in one local government agency (LGA) ward in Nigeria. Selected communication-related lessons, ...

Interpersonal Communication and Risk Perception Determinants in the Polio Eradication Campaign in Zaria, Northern Nigeria
July 26, 2013

Interpersonal Communication and Risk Perception Determinants in the Polio ...

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"Interpersonal communication...played a very significant role in the way members of Zaria communities in northern Nigeria responded to (accepted or rejected) the polio eradication campaign."

Public Health: Polio's Moving Target
June 6, 2013

Public Health: Polio's Moving Target

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In 2012, Ewen Callaway travelled to Northern Nigeria, one of the three last remaining polio-endemic countries, to learn more about the global polio eradication effort. This article describes his search to find out about one of the virus' last ...

What Led to the Nigerian Boycott of the Polio Vaccination Campaign?
April 9, 2013

What Led to the Nigerian Boycott of the Polio Vaccination Campaign?

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"Public trust...plays an important role in the public's compliance with public health interventions, especially compliance with vaccination programs, which target mainly healthy people. Where public trust is eroded, rumours can spread and this ...

Polio in Nigeria: The Race to Eradication
March 6, 2012

Polio in Nigeria: The Race to Eradication

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This report from the United States (US)-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) examines polio eradication efforts undertaken by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) - an international partnership of government and ...

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