Engaging communities for increasing immunisation: what do we know?

3ie has recently published a scoping paper, Engaging communities for increasing immunisation: what do we know?, analysing the role of community engagement approaches in immunisation programmes. The paper includes an evidence gap map that outlines available evidence on the subject, analysis of survey findings and expert interviews. Below are links to the paper, a blog and a short video on the findings from the study.

Scoping paper(http://bit.ly/1DdPZWU):

Engaging communities for increasing immunisation coverage: what do we know?

This paper analyses the role of community engagement approaches in immunisation programmes. It finds that these programmes focus mainly on demand generation. Technology-based interventions may work but contextual factors should inform the programme design. The study also highlights implementation problems, which if not addressed, can lead to a lack of confidence in the programme. However, more studies are needed to identify what works in this regard.

Blog(http://bit.ly/1gsu989):

Collaborating with communities to improve vaccine coverage: a strategy worth pursuing?

Can community-based approaches increase immunisation coverage in developing countries? Shagun Sabarwal and Jyotsna Puri blog about the findings from 3ie scoping paper. This is part of a programme that will generate new evidence on what works to engage communities in increasing immunisation coverage, test the feasibility and effectiveness of these approaches, and inform their scale up.

Video(http://bit.ly/1MB1MBu):

Collaborating with communities to improve vaccine coverage: a strategy worth pursuing?

Shagun Sabarwal, 3ie evaluation specialist and the lead author of a scoping paper,Engaging communities for increasing immunisation: what do we know?, discusses the role of community engagement approaches in immunisation

programmes.

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http://www.3ieimpact.org/media/filer_public/2015/07/31/immunisation-31july15.html

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