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August 29, 2016

Public Health Communication has to be 'Mainstream'

Author: Anshuman Rawat, August 24 2016 [cross-posted from Anshuman Rawat's blog site, linked below] - A cursory study of health communication would reveal that when it comes to catching eyeballs, the...

August 29, 2016

Polio Will not End Everywhere until Everywhere Ends It: Thirteenth Report of the Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative

"The IMB's championship of the people factors and the use of social data are bearing fruit, ranging from valuing and training vaccinators, to really understanding why parents are avoiding having...

August 24, 2016

National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication 2016/17 [Pakistan]

"Our communications strategy was very effective in building community acceptance and demand for vaccination and in particular has positioned our brave 'Frontline Workers' as the true heroes of polio...

August 18, 2016

Communication for Development Guidelines for Responding to Polio Events and Outbreaks Post Switch

In light of the fact that a fast, effective response to stop new polio outbreaks in previously polio-free countries is crucial to meet the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)'s aim of global...

August 3, 2016

Evidence-Based Engagement of the Somali Pastoralists of the Horn of Africa in Polio Immunization: Overview of Tracking, Cross-Border, Operations, and Communication Strategies

Building on the experience of the 2013-2014 wild poliovirus (WPV) outbreak in the Horn of Africa, this study examines applied strategies that helped to engage pastoralists of the Somali cluster (...

August 3, 2016

Community Engagement, Routine Immunization, and the Polio Legacy in Northern Nigeria

"The transition plan for the Polio Eradication Initiative in Nigeria must give a prominent role to community volunteers. They have and will continue to have a major influence on supporting routine...

August 2, 2016

Understanding Immunisation Awareness and Sentiment Through Social and Mainstream Media

"As immunisation uptake is mediated by socio-cultural and political influences, locally appropriate communication responses are required to meet and sustain coverage goals." This brief describes a...

August 2, 2016

Dynamics and Motivation of Online Pro- and Anti-vaccination Lobbyists in Nigeria: A Qualitative Exploration

This paper highlights the issue of anti-vaccination lobbyists in Nigeria, who use online networks and discussion groups to spread misinformation about the polio vaccination. The paper seeks to shed...

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August 1, 2016

Noting that poliomyelitis disease eradication has continued to falter in Nigeria, this paper examines research conducted on the factors affecting...

July 29, 2016

"With better knowledge of the reasons for resistance to polio vaccines in specific regions, Rotary has been able to adapt its existing...

July 28, 2016

Author: Caroline Sugg, Head of Special Projects at BBC Media Action, July 28 2016 - The sense of excitement in the public health...

July 26, 2016

"Using this partnership it was possible to reach a significant number of children in insecure and hard to reach areas with polio vaccine and...

July 26, 2016

"In a country with insecure and inaccessible regions, our pilot project demonstrated the value of Africa's Voices approach as a tool for...

July 25, 2016

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