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From: Rustam Haydarov
Working on polio communication and related issues and initiatives?
Interested in the cutting-edge learnings and the inter-agency partnership for accelerating Demand for Routine Immunization?
Attending the 2020 SBCC Summit in Marrakech, March 30th to April 3rd in Marrakech, Morocco?
Able to arrive a day early?!
On Sunday March 29th, there will be a full-day meeting on innovations in polio and routine immunization. The meeting will consist of two separate sessions, one in the morning, and one in the afternoon. Both events are free of charge to those who are registered to attend the Summit.
OPENING NEW DOORS – The Polio Communication morning (Sunday, March 29th, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) is focused on considering key polio communication challenges. This session is primarily for people working on polio-related challenges. For more information and to register, please click here.
MIND the IMMUNIZATION GAP – The Routine Immunization and Demand Hub afternoon (Sunday, March 29th, 2020 – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) is focused on recent learning and challenges and how a global network of partners has come together in an innovative hub to accelerate immunization demand. This session is open to anyone interested – all are welcome. For more information and to register, please click here.
Further introductory information follows. There are separate registrations for each event at these links (where there is also additional background and location information for each session):
Participants in this session, which is hosted by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, will be invited to share and develop analysis and ideas from a communication perspective on some of the main polio eradication challenges, including:
– How do we handle campaign fatigue and vaccine safety concerns?
– What works for convergence with routine and broader services
– How do we best use social media and other digital spaces to engage frontline workers?
– Which gender issues need to be addressed?
– What is needed for more effective outbreak responses to vaccine-derived poliovirus?
– And much more.
You will have an opportunity in advance of this session to contribute to the list of possible topics to be covered the polio issues that are a priority for you. The style of this session will primarily be dialogue, discussion, and problem solving.
The Demand Hub is a new global initiative to accelerate immunization demand. Participants in this session will learn about the Demand Hub’s work, learnings, and partner network – specifically, about its collective vision and individual agency efforts in promoting vaccination acceptance and uptake and how we partner to innovate ‘the art and science’ of demand. Every child who is missed by vaccination represents a missed opportunity to connect them to health services and ensure a healthy start to life. Find how the Hub is accelerating demand in dozens of countries and projects, in fragile contexts and in complex emergencies, amidst outbreaks and in new vaccine introductions. Interactive sessions will take place with the experts on issues such as:
– Neutralizing misinformation and building trust
– Applying behavioral insights
– Taking a people-centered approach to service experience; and
– Building a global learning agenda for data-driven, evidence-informed programming that has implications far beyond just vaccines.
Please do forward this communication to others who may be interested in participating.
With many thanks. Hope to see you in Marrakech at these events.
Rustam and Diane
Rustam Haydarov, M.Sc.,
Senior Communication Manager
Polio Eradication Team, UNICEF New York HQ
Senior Advisor, Communication For Development,
UNICEF New York HQ
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