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

Publish Date: May 2019
Author: MCSP

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 explore ways in which councils could develop CCHPs that are more accurate in order to support improved council-level vaccination program delivery, leading to higher rates of vaccination of children and reduced incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases. During the reporting period, MCSP and IVD discovered several key challenges, including conflicting guidance, lack of logistical coordination, and miscommunication between councils and local communities and health facilities.