SAID Workshop/Application



The Strengthening Advocacy for Immunization through Data (SAID) project is an endeavor of The International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC). The project aims to strengthen advocacy for immunization by improving advocates’ awareness and use of evidence that supports investments in routine immunization. IVAC has commissioned Direct Consulting and Logistics (DCL) to conduct a survey to identify what data is needed for immunization advocacy in Nigeria .

This is part of a broader effort to determine the data needs of global and national advocates, which in turn, will inform the final edits to a compendium of evidence developed by the SAID team. The SAID compendium synthesizes available evidence on the health, economic and social value of vaccines into an online resource for immunization advocates that will provide advocates with new tools and knowledge to communicate the value of vaccines. 

 The project effort in Nigeria started in 2016 with consultations with health advocates. To date the team has had two focus group discussions and two group discussions with a total of 26 individuals from 18 organizations.

 Advocates consulted felt the following:

  • There is a large evidence gap to support advocacy on the value of vaccines
  • While advocates can access vaccination coverage data (administrative data) from the level of government they work at, they are unaware of the data quality challenges with administrative data, which would undermine any face-value interpretation of the data
  • Evidence is not available in synthesized and ready to use format e.g. slide sets, policy briefs and info-graphics
  • There is a need for a central source of information. NPHCDA (government) was suggested as the natural host for such an information hub
  • A compendium and set of ready-to-use advocacy messages are welcome ideas
  •  A workshop to learn about the evidence base for immunization advocacy would be helpful and desirable

To this end, IVAC will host a workshop in Abuja, Nigeria on the 4th & 5th of October,2016, to improve evidence-based advocacy for immunization in Nigeria.

Space is limited, so to attend this workshop, apply by filling the form below on or before 28th September, 2016. 

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