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Topic: Advocacy and communications

Total results with these characteristics: 157

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10 Facts on Immunization

This short summary of immunization facts provides an overview of immunization and a ten-slide presentation on immunization facts.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2012

10 Tips for Successful Malaria Vaccine Advocacy

Slow decision-making by policymakers can contribute to a substantial lag between the availability of lifesaving interventions, such as vaccines, and developing countries’ access to them. This booklet presents a set of advocacy tips, success …

Author: PATH

Published: 2012

Accelerating Introduction of New Vaccines: Barriers to Introduction and Lessons Learned From the Recent Haemophilus influenzae type b Vaccine Experience

This article, from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, examines recent efforts to accelerate the introduction of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccines in developing countries, which resulted in a significant surge in …

Author: Hajjeh R

Published: 2011

Addressing the Vaccine Confidence Gap

This article, published in The Lancet, discusses some of the characteristics of the changing global environment that are contributing to increased public questioning of vaccines, and outlines some of the specific determinants of public trust. The …

Author: Larson HJ, Cooper LZ, Eskola J, Katz SL, Ratzan S

Published: 2011

Advocacy for Immunization

This manual provides information on how to generate and maintain support for vaccination programs, including how to create messages and materials, engage policymakers, and work with the media.

Author: PATH and the GAVI Alliance

Published: 2001

Advocacy for Japanese Encephalitis

This fact sheet summarizes PATH's efforts toward raising awareness about Japanese encephalitis vaccination among stakeholders at local, national, regional, and global levels. The fact sheet is an excerpt from a larger, comprehensive document that …

Author: PATH

Published: 2009

Advocacy to Improve Global Health: Strategies and Stories From the Field

By influencing the priorities and actions of those in power, PATH works to create a policy environment that supports good health. This workbook provides examples of how PATH uses ten key steps for strategic advocacy to achieve lasting policy change. …

Author: PATH

Published: 2009

Africa Routine Immunization System Essentials Project: Technical Resources

The three-year Africa Routine Immunization System Essentials (ARISE) project, which ended in November 2012, worked to build the evidence base on what drives improvements in routine immunization in Africa. Findings from the project's work complement …

Author: JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.

Analysis of World Health Organization Policy Development Processes for a New Intervention: Malaria Vaccines

This document aims to elucidate the World Health Organization (WHO) process for developing policy guidelines for a malaria vaccine. The analysis considered past WHO recommendations on new interventions and assessed potential implications …

Author: PATH

Published: 2008

Anti-immunization Scare: The Inconvenient Facts

Dr. Steve Basser analyses the "quality of science of one particular, very public, opponent of immunisation--Dr. Vera Scheibner." Dr. Basser finds that "the gaps in her research...call into question her objectivity and cast doubts on …

Author: Basser S

Published: 1999

An Approach to Formative Research in HPV Vaccine Introduction Planning in Low-Resource Settings

Formative research can inform country-level vaccine delivery strategies, communication messages, and advocacy plans. This article, published in The Open Vaccine Journal, describes the conceptual framework of the formative research conducted by …

Author: Bingham A, Janmohamed A, Bartolini R, et al.

Published: 2009

Assessing the Environment for Introduction of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine in India

This article, published in The Open Vaccine Journal, presents findings from a study conducted in 2007 and 2008 in two states in India: Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. The objectives of the study were to: design effective and appropriate HPV vaccine …

Author: Jacob M, Mawar N, Menezes L, et al.

Published: 2010

"An Attempt to Swindle Nature": Anti-immunization Press Reports in Australia, 1993-1997

This interesting analysis of press coverage examines the most common anti-immunization "themes" in the Australian press and suggests possible advocacy strategies for countering the negative impact of such reportage. Adapted from: …

Author: Leask J, Chapman S

Published: 1998

Attitudes Toward Immunization in Cambodia: A Qualitative Study of Health Worker and Community Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices in Kampong Chhnang

Nearly 200 consumers and medical care providers were interviewed for this well-documented, qualitative research study. The data offer insight into many aspects of public and professional attitudes toward immunization and health care in general.

Author: PATH

Published: 2002

Bridging the "Know-Do" Gap: Meeting on Knowledge Translation in Global Health

This meeting report provides guidance on knowledge translation strategies that can "harness the power of scientific evidence and leadership to inform and transform policy and practice." The report includes examples of country and regional …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2005

A Broken Trust: Lessons from the Vaccine–Autism Wars

This article, published in PLoS Biology, discusses Sharon Kaufman's investigation into the forces fueling the growing divide between scientists and citizens, with the vaccine–autism link as her example. Kaufman aimed to …

Author: Gross L

Published: 2009

A Call to Action for the New Decade of Vaccines

This article, published in The Lancet, argues that there is a moral imperative to make vaccines widely available on an equitable basis. The authors lay out a call to action for the new decade of vaccines, which embraces four key elements. …

Author: Moxon ER, Das P, Greenwood B, et al.

Published: 2011

Cambodia: "Coverage Improvement Planning" Pays Off

This report discusses the work of PATH's Children's Vaccine Program and the Australian International Health Institute of the University of Melbourne to provide technical assistance with immunization programming to Cambodia, including the …

Author: PATH

Published: 2004

Cervical Cancer Prevention at PATH: Two Decades of Progress Toward a World Free of HPV-Related Cancers

This report describes PATH's key cervical cancer prevention initiatives, which include providing technical assistance with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine program strategy and planning to low- and middle-income countries.

Author: PATH

Published: 2013

Chapter 25: Education, Training, and Communication for HPV Vaccines

The authors of this article, which is a chapter in a monograph published in Vaccine, purport that as HPV vaccines come to market, they will face education and training challenges similar to those of other new vaccines, along with HPV-specific …

Author: Sherris J, Friedman A, Wittet S, Davies P, Steben M, Saraiya M

Published: 2006

Coalition Building: A Cornerstone of National Advocacy, Policymaking and Effective Cervical Cancer Prevention Programs

This issue brief is written for civil society leaders seeking to expand access to cervical cancer prevention and control resources in their communities. These resources include HPV vaccines for young adolescents and established and new screening and …

Author: Cervical Cancer Action

Combating Antivaccination Rumors: Lessons Learned From Case Studies in East Africa

This 68-page manual examines the origin and impact of rumors on immunization programmes in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania and provides practical advice about dealing with rumors.

Author: UNICEF

Published: 2001

Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed - Progress Report 2012

"A Promised Renewed" is a wide-ranging and ambitious initiative that seeks to unite a number of partners around the goal of ending preventable child deaths. This first annual progress report on child survival aims to stimulate public dialogue and …

Author: United Nations Children’s Fund

Published: 2012

Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed—Progress Report 2013

The annual number of deaths of children under five years of age fell from 12.6 million in 1990 to 6.6 million in 2012. But much faster progress is needed to reduce preventable diseases that cause child mortality. This report follows the 2012 …

Author: United Nations Children’s Fund

Published: 2013

Common Virus and Senseless Killer: Briefing Paper on Rotavirus

This briefing paper underscores the burden of rotavirus disease and highlights the promise of vaccines to combat the virus as the global health community prepares for worldwide introduction.

Author: PATH

Published: 2009

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