Learning Collaborative Measurement Project Summaries
Project summary
21 September 2020

Community engagement strategy for routine immunization In Nigeria

Published by: The Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change

Organisations involved

National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA); United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); World Health Organization (WHO); African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET); Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF); state governments in implementing states

Summary

This project is aimed at engaging the traditional & religious institutions (leaders) in Nigeria to capitalise on their role as gate keepers for health interventions in their communities. These leaders will serve as spearheads working with the health sections of government to ensuring that every child in the community is fully immunized and does not miss any scheduled immunisation until he/she is fully vaccinated.

Social norms of interest

Injunctive and personal norms 

Behaviours of interest 

Child immunisation

Key findings to date

In FGDs it was observed that caregivers still are yet to know/be convinced on the importance/need of immunising their children.

 

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