The Vaccination Demand Hub regularly hosts events and trainigs to highlight best-practices, innovation, and leadership of global vaccination efforts.
To support the rollout of malaria vaccines in 2024, this session provided an overview of a range of strategies, tools, and guidance to assist programmes and partners in demand planning and implementation. Guidance covered included how to gather and use behavioural data, and a range of interventions such as interpersonal communications for health workers, community engagement, risk communications, and opportunities to connect malaria vaccination activities to primary health care strengthening, and malaria prevention and control.
The three-day in-person meeting in Nairobi brought together 80 participants from the global Vaccination Demand Hub partners and 11 countries in the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESAR) and Western and Central Africa (WCAR) regions including: Angola, Cameroon, Chad, DRC, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Nigeria, Somalia, Tanzania and Kenya (host). Ten out of the 11 countries are among the top 20 countries with the highest numbers of zero dose children in the world.
Enhancing vaccine confidence and uptake through risk communication and community engagement among high-risk and vulnerable groups.
Convening partners to take stock of current state of demand for Routine and COVID-19 immunization and implications for primary health care. Join us for an exciting evening to learn about promising field practices, collaboration opportunities, and connect with Vaccination Demand Hub members.
The interconnected nature of social norms, behavior, community systems, and health systems requires multidimensional tools to both diagnose root causes and intervene with a system of solutions. The purpose of this session is to activate previously overlooked connections and leverage points, including nudging and normalizing behavior. This session will introduce hands-on tools to analyze complex challenges and co-create solutions through multiple systems mapping methods. This methodology is uniquely suited for situations where health services are available, but a subset of the intended population is not actively seeking them. Therefore, groups will work through example scenarios to increase community uptake of primary health services.
To address the issue of heterogeneous demand expertise at the country level and build a cadre of country demand experts at scale, a first-of-its-kind comprehensive training on ‘accelerating recovery of routine immunisation, reaching zero-dose children and promoting COVID-19 vaccine demand’ has been rolled out in June, 2022. This is a multi-agency (WHO – IVB and Infodemic Management, UNICEF, US CDC and GAVI) initiative under the umbrella of the Vaccination Demand Hub and is based on the latest innovative thinking in the demand space, and further supported by USAID, BBC Media Action, JSI, Sabin, and many other CSOs. The 4-week intensive training has a cohort of ~600 participants from 92 countries, and the curriculum is based on an interactive learning pedagogy consisting of lectures, simulation exercises and peer-to-peer engagement.
Session 1 • Tuesday, June 28th
Introduction to key concepts and current status of vaccine demand globally
Session 2 • Thursday, June 30th
Framing factors affecting vaccine confidence and update
Session 3 • Tuesday, July 5th
Diagnostics of challenges to vaccine demand and design approaches to solutions
Session 4 • Thursday, July 7th
Designing messages and interventions to promote vaccine demand
Session 5 • Tuesday, July 12th
Interventions and strategies
Session 6 • Thursday, July 14th
Deep dives into specific essential interventions and strategies
Session 7 • Tuesday , July 19th
SIMULATION EXERCISE Presentation to the Minister
Session 8 • Thursday, July 21th
Building on What We Learned: Monitoring, evaluating and health system strengthening