Building Facility-Community Partnerships to Improve Equitable Service Delivery for Immunization
JSI views community knowledge and input as a critical and often underused component of strong health care systems. To improve immunization in the challenging UI-FHS regions, JSI brought community members into facility- and woreda-level immunization activities in Ethiopia, and utilized their knowledge of catchment areas and populations to target and strengthen immunization planning and implementation. A partnership between communities and the health system increases the identification and reach of routine immunization services for zero-dose and under-immunized children. This brief, written by JSI in 2021, provides recommendations on opportunities to engage communities in the immunization program in order to improve equitable service delivery for immunization.
Added on: 28 March, 2021