Natural Social Spaces: How Do We Research Social Media and Development Trends, Dynamics, and Impact?

Increasingly, development action, discussion, and debate are taking place on social media platforms. These platforms — from Twitter, Facebook, Vkontakte, Instagram and Snapchat, to hundreds of smaller, niche platforms — are generally not those of governments or development and international organizations. Instead, they are comprised of people in their online spaces and communities sharing information, […]

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Maternal and Child Survival Program Polio Communication Program Summary

MCSP has actively supported the global effort to eradicate poliomyelitis by providing state-of-the-art expertise, research, and knowledge dissemination in communication. MCSP’s objectives have been structured around the following areas: Providing expert technical advice on polio communication to endemic countries Supporting peer-reviewed research to increase representation of practitioners in journal literature Conducting original research into under-researched […]

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Pre-Service Education for Immunization

In Tanzania, the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children’s (MOHCDGEC) Immunization and Vaccine Development (IVD) program relies on a multi-pronged approach for educating those who deliver the nation’s immunization services. A key component of this approach is pre-service education, or the training of health personnel such as doctors, nurses, environmental health officers […]

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Increasing Immunization Coverage Through Strengthening Comprehensive Council Health Planning (CCHP) in Kagera Tanzania

MCSP supported the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children (MOHCDGEC) Immunization and Vaccine Development (IVD) program to assess the Comprehensive Council Health Planning (CCHP) development process in Tanzania’s Kagera region. This assessment was then followed by a series of CCHP-strengthening activities in one Kagera council. The objective of the activities was to […]

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Immunization in Tanzania

MCSP worked hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC)/ ImmunizationVaccine) Immunization and Vaccine Development (IVD) Program to strengthen the delivery of Tanzania’s routine immunization services and to introduce new life-saving vaccines. Partnering at national level and within four regions, MCSP supported the IVD Program to strengthen its workforce and […]

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Family Planning and Immunization – Integration Working Group

Although family planning (FP) services for adult women (and men) and immunization services for infants and young children are critical components of primary health care, with overlapping contact opportunities during the first year postpartum and a shared goal of improving the health of the mother (and father) and baby, these services are often siloed as […]

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Maternal and Child Survival Program Engagement in the 2018 Gavi Joint Appraisal and Portfolio Planning Processes

MCSP is a key immunization partner in many countries and a member of the Interagency Coordinating Committee and country technical working groups (TWGs). As such, MCSP joins other immunization partners in-country to participate in the joint appraisal (JA) and portfolio planning process reviews. This report provides an overview of MCSP country experiences during the recent […]

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