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August 3, 2017

Placing Human Behavior at the Center of the Fight to Eradicate Polio: Lessons Learned and Their Application to Other Life-Saving Interventions

"For the field of public health, the lesson to place human factors - how people think, make choices, and behave - at the center of disease control initiatives is a lesson that the world cannot afford...

July 28, 2017

Evaluation of Social Mobilization Network (SMNet)

A key finding of this independent assessment of India's Social Mobilization Network (SMNet) is that the organisation was effective in reducing polio vaccine refusal rates, reaching underserved...

July 28, 2017

Immunization Review Meetings: "Low Hanging Fruit" for Capacity Building and Data Quality improvement?

"Research has shown that peers can learn well from one another, share ideas and build knowledge and skills through adult learning methods like review meetings."

July 26, 2017

Determinants of Performance of Supplemental Immunization Activities for Polio Eradication in Uttar Pradesh, India: Social Mobilization Activities of the Social Mobilization Network (SM Net) and Core Group Polio Project (CGPP)

"Social mobilization activities can improve the performance of mass vaccination campaigns." The primary strategy that has been employed to interrupt transmission of wild poliovirus in India is to...

July 25, 2017

A Guide to Community Engagement Frameworks For Action on the Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity

"Emerging research is demonstrating how community engagement can contribute to improved health outcomes, better financial performance and strengthened community identity. While the case for community...

July 20, 2017

Planning and Providing Effective Immunization Services

"Flexibility and creativity are needed to develop service delivery strategies that are appropriate for the needs of different communities." This resource from K4Health is part of the Technical...

July 19, 2017

Communications, Immunization, and Polio Vaccines: Lessons from a Global Perspective on Generating Political Will, Informing Decision-Making and Planning, and Engaging Local Support

"Central to the success of the communications function in driving this program was its ability to generate a meaningful policy dialogue about polio vaccines and routine immunization. This dialogue...

July 17, 2017

Polio Endgame & Legacy - Implementation, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned

"All in all, the work summarized in this supplement demonstrates that, with proper support, country immunization programs have a strong capacity to absorb and adapt to new global health initiatives...

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July 14, 2017

These Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) address the problem of chronically missed children...

July 13, 2017

"The fight to eradicate polio has taught many hard lessons, not the least of which is the danger of overconfidence."

On May 17...

July 11, 2017

This resource is Part 2 of a four-part Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)/United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) guide, which is a how-to...

July 11, 2017

This report summarises the main findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the 33rd meeting of the Expert Review Committee (ERC) for Polio...

July 10, 2017

"The work of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative redefines what is possible. It shows what we can achieve when countries cooperate around...

July 7, 2017

Author: Peter K.A. da Costa, Ph.D., July 7 2017 - is a member of the Horn of Africa Polio Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and has been a...

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