Advocacy and communications

No other health tool has been as cost-effective and successful at saving lives as vaccines, particularly among children. But many people in developing countries still lack access to vaccines. Evidence-based advocacy—an effort to shape policy and influence decision-makers—and communication efforts are critical components in the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases.

PATH and its partners work to ensure that people everywhere have access to affordable, effective vaccines, giving them the opportunity to raise healthy families and build thriving communities. Visit PATH’s advocacy workbook to learn more about its work to create a policy environment that supports good health, which includes stories about its work on vaccines and immunization advocacy.

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Key resources

Coalition Building: A Cornerstone of National Advocacy, Policymaking and Effective Cervical Cancer Prevention Programs
An issue brief about advocating for expanded access to cervical cancer prevention and control resources, including human papillomavirus vaccines.

An Introduction to Advocacy--A Training Guide
A training guide that provides a framework for developing an advocacy campaign, particularly in the global health arena.

Featured PATH resources

PATH Rotavirus Advocacy and Communications Toolkit
A tool kit that guides advocacy and communication efforts in support of rotavirus vaccine introduction and sustained implementation.

10 Tips for Successful Malaria Vaccine Advocacy (2012)
A booklet of advocacy tips and resources to help policymakers make informed decisions when a first malaria vaccine becomes available for use.

Page last updated: February 2014.