- Project summary
- 21 September 2020
Community engagement strategy for routine immunization In Nigeria
- Published by: The Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change
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
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
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.