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February 16, 2018

Standard Operating Procedures: Responding to a Poliovirus Event and Outbreak - Parts 1 and 2 - Effective 01 November 2017 until 30 April 2018

"While these guidelines offer concrete parameters for decision making, they cannot address every possible scenario. Decision makers should consider the local and national context, and their specific...

February 15, 2018

Childhood Vaccination Communication Outcomes Unpacked and Organized in a Taxonomy to Facilitate Core Outcome Establishment

"Given the variety of vaccination communication strategies, it follows that there should be a similarly wide range of potential outcomes, from socially oriented outcomes related to communication and...

February 12, 2018

Perspectives on Rapid Elimination and Ultimate Global Eradication of Paralytic Poliomyelitis Caused by Polioviruses

"[I]t is necessary for Ministries of Health in poor countries to learn how to organize nonprofessional, often illiterate people, into disciplined, coordinated groups for self-help in many health...

February 9, 2018

Learning from Polio Eradication: Community Involvement in Reaching Under-Immunized in Northern Nigeria

This presentation explores the role of community involvement in reaching the under-immunised in northern Nigeria, which at the time of writing was a polio-endemic country. Featuring slides from the...

February 9, 2018

Use of Social and Behavioral Research and Data in Immunization

In this presentation, Lora Shimp, Senior Immunization Technical Officer and Technical Lead at John Snow, Inc. (JSI), provides examples of the use of social and behavioural research and data in...

February 8, 2018

My Village My Home (MVMH) in Malawi

"The level of vaccination coverage in a given community depends on both service factors and the degree to which the public understands and trusts immunization services." - Michael Favin and Asnakew...

February 7, 2018

Two-Way Radio: Beliefs and Practices of Somali Citizens Concerning Immunisation

Prepared by Africa's Voices Foundation (AVF) for the Health section at the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Somalia, this report shares findings from interactive radio programmes on...

February 6, 2018

Creative Director - PATH - Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five...

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January 30, 2018

Conceptualised by a physician and public health practitioner from Pakistan, the VIR band is a low-cost device that reminds parents when it is time...

January 22, 2018

A group of researchers carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate whether demand-side interventions - e.g., knowledge transfer...

January 17, 2018

"HBR stock-outs...may impact continuity-of-care, increase inefficiencies at the point-of-care and reduce the ability of caregivers to be...

January 12, 2018

"It is ultimately the political dimension and the strength of political linkages made that will determine the fate of this global health...

January 5, 2018

"As a social mobilization campaign, relevant themes and the use of diverse media have allowed PAHO, its partners, and Member States to give...

January 2, 2018

"One measure we used to know whether the communication was working was to see the tone of the messages in the media, and we saw mostly...

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