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April 26, 2016

Lao PDR's Polio Outbreak and Response: C4D efforts in reaching the last child

The Complete Background to Lao PDR’s Polio Outbreak and Response‬

April 21, 2016

Report on the Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group for the Eradication of Poliomyelitis in Afghanistan [January 2016]

"The TAG acknowledges the increased focus on household and community engagement approaches to build further trust as an important and necessary addition to mass media activities. However, more...

April 21, 2016

Report on the 17th Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group for the Eradication of Poliomyelitis in Pakistan [January 2016]

"The TAG appreciates the substantial integration of communication and social mobilization into all aspects of the programme and its focus on building community acceptance and demand. Full integration...

April 20, 2016

Dispel rumours to fix immunisation's image problems

Author: Inga Vesper, April 18 2016. This blog is cross-posted from the SciDev.Net website, linked below. Vaccine programmes can trigger fears of conspiracies and oppression. It's time they got more...

April 19, 2016

Fulfilling a Promise: Ensuring Immunization for All in Africa

"Ensuring that children are able to live healthy lives and maximize their full potential depends on governments and their partners – local, national and international – closing funding gaps,...

April 14, 2016

Polio Immunization Social Norms in Kano State, Nigeria: Implications for Designing Polio Immunization Information and Communication Programs for Routine Immunization Services

In light of concerns about the sustainability of acceptance of polio vaccines as a routine exercise to sustain the gains of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) programmes, this study...

April 14, 2016

Looking Back and Planning Ahead: Examining Global Best Practices in Communication for Inactivated Polio Vaccination Introduction in Rwanda

"This article provides insights into the critical role that communication efforts have played and will continue to play in polio eradication worldwide."

April 14, 2016

Redefining Immunization: Not Just a Shot in the Arm

"...explanations of underimmunization have focused on ignorance, misinformation, and a need to educate populations on its importance, but trusted sources of local knowledge and leadership may also...

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April 6, 2016

In the context of a Northern Nigerian vaccination stoppage by Islamic faith-based organisations (FBOs) in 2003-2004, this study - informed by...

April 5, 2016

"Programmatic interventions were sustained in states in which security was compromised and the risk of polio was high, partly owing to the...

April 5, 2016

To identify areas of polio transmission in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe (3 of the states in the northeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria), polio...

April 4, 2016

"...[D]emand creation interventions played a critical role in improving the quality of polio SIAs [supplementary immunisation activities] in...

April 4, 2016

"GIS technology, if used effectively alongside other interventions, could contribute immensely to the interruption of polio in Nigeria."...

April 4, 2016

"Systematic engagement of youth groups has a great future in polio interruption as we approach the endgame strategy for polio eradication."...

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