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Follow-up consultation on the Task Force on Immunization (TFI) recommendation for communication for the Expanded Programme on Immunization-Polio

Dakar - Senegal, 05-07 April, 2008

In 2007, the Task Force on Immunization (TFI), meeting in Madagascar, recommended more data-driven and more evidence-based communication in the fight to eradicate Polio in Africa:

“WHO, UNICEF and partners should support countries to intensify their communication activities and to develop communication indicators to be systematically used in polio eradication activities in all countries.  Progress towards achieving these indicators should be presented at the 2008 TFI meeting”

In line with these recommendations, the UNICEF regional office for West and Central Africa (WCARO) called a technical meeting in Dakar on April 5 and 7, 2008.  About 30 Programme Communication specialists as well as epidemiologists from countries across West and Central Africa - Niger, DRC, Chad, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Central Africa Republic and Liberia - and various UN agencies and international organizations attended the 2-day meeting.

The meeting focused on reviewing and updating priority countries’ communication indicators, and advising countries on how best to ensure proper use of quality indicators so as to better measure progress. Participants agreed on Polio & Routine Immunization standard communication indicators and specific country indicators. Joint recommendations were drawn up and clear mechanisms adopted to follow-up on meeting and country recommendations.

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Documents and presentations

  1. List of participants

  2. Agenda

  3. Regional Strategy:  Programme Communication for Child Survival in West and Central Africa
    Neil Ford, UNICEF WCARO

  4. Objectives, expected outcomes and methodology
    Paryss Kouta, UNICEF WCARO

  5. Progress in Polio Eradication Initiative and Routine strengthening update in Africa
    Mbaye Salla, WHO Afro

  6. TFI 2006-2007 recommendations and implementation strategy in WCARO
    Paryss Kouta, UNICEF WCARO

  7. Communication Data collection and use (Polio and Routine Immunisation), lesson learnt from Immunisation basics
    Lora Shimp, IMMUNISATION. Basics

  8. Measuring communication’ contribution in Polio/EPI:  lessons learnt from Afghanistan, India and Pakistan
    Liliane Boualam, WHO HQs – Geneva

  9. Key criteria/principles to determine/select communication indicators
    Grâce Kagondu, WHO Nigeria

  10. Nigeria presentation on communication indicators during SIAs/IPDs and REW (Reaching Every Ward) interventions: process, lesson learnt and way forward
    Grâce Kagondu, WHO Nigeria

  11. Niger presentation on communication indicators during NIDs and RED interventions: process, lesson learnt and way forward
    Dejean Mariama Niger EPI Division

  12. DRC presentation on communication indicators during SIAs and RED interventions : process, lesson learnt and way forward
    Mariam Kanakomo and DRC Team

  13. Chad presentation on communication indicators during SIAs and RED interventions: process, lesson learnt and way forward [version française]
    Achta Abderamane and Chad Team

  14. Reviewing and updating countries’ communication indicators
    Paryss Kouta, UNICEF WCARO

  15. Reflections from Polio Communication TAG/Review Process
    Chris Morry, The Communication Initiative Network


Meeeting Outcomes

  • Chad: Specific communication indicators Polio & Routine Immunisation [English - Français]
  • DRC: Specific communication indicators Polio & Routine Immunisation [English - Français]
  • Niger: Specific communication indicators Polio & Routine Immunisation [English - Français]
  • Nigeria: Specific communication indicators Polio & Routine Immunisation [English only]
  • Standard indicators for WCAR countries [Englis- Français]

Conclusions

  • Tchad: Indicateurs de communication – Polio et Vaccination de Routine [English - Français]
  • RDC: Indicateurs de communication – Polio et Vaccination de Routine [English - Français]
  • Niger: Indicateurs de communication – Polio et Vaccination de Routine [English - Français]
  • Nigeria: Indicateurs de communication – Polio et Vaccination de Routine [English only]
  • Données de base à collecter par les pays de la région [Englis- Français]

 

 
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