Maternal and Child Survival Program Polio Communication Program Summary

Publish Date: July 2019
Author: MCSP

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 areas
  • Providing direct support to outbreak countries, such as Madagascar, Lao PDR, and Ukraine
  • Creating spaces for USAID-funded and other agencies working on polio to capture lessons for dissemination
  • Encouraging expert opinion dissemination and discussion through editorials and blogs
  • Building a Web-based network of over 13,000 people engaged in communication for polio and immunization, supported by a knowledge management platform with over 2,000 polio and immunization knowledge summaries disseminated through newsletters with large subscriber bases

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