Innovations in Increasing Immunisation Evidence Programme

Innovations in Increasing Immunisation Evidence Programme

A major challenge in the fight against vaccine-preventable deaths and diseases is the limited evidence available on innovative and successful community-based approaches for expanding immunisation coverage in countries with low or stagnating vaccination rates. To help fill this evidence gap, 3ie has supported six formative evaluations and seven impact evaluations. This programme is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Since 2015, we have been actively engaging with stakeholders to share the lessons learned and challenges faced in the course of this programme.

Read the programme flyer to know more about the programme and its impact.

Workshop and conferences

27 February, New Delhi | Learning from innovations in increasing immunisation3ie immunisation event

Participants discussed findings and insights from the programme as well as preliminary findings from a formative evaluation synthesis and a forthcoming evidence gap map of effectiveness studies in immunisation. The discussions unpacked the term ‘community engagement’ and the challenges and lessons in designing, implementing and learning from the evaluations of community engagement-based interventions to improve immunisation. The conference brought researchers and policymakers together to discuss how to conduct and use costing analyses. To read more, click here.

11-12 July, 2017 | Mid-term learning workshop

Participants discussed the challenges associated with implementing technology-enabled interventions in real-world contexts; training front-line health workers with high workloads but limited literacy, skills and exposure to innovations; and experiences with integrating interventions into existing healthcare systems at the institutional and financial levels. To read the workshop report, click here.

Additional resources

 

 

Video | Breaking through stagnation: tackling barriers to immunisation coverage
This video summarises the innovative technology and approaches that researchers tested to tackle multiple barriers to increasing vaccination in Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan and Uganda.

Blog | What do we know about what works to increase routine vaccination coverage, April 2020
Blog | A shot in the arm: why engaging with a range of stakeholders matters, April 2019
Blog | Improving child immunisation through technologies for engaging communities: challenges and lessons, April 2018
Media article | Evidence-based strategies for improving the immunisation of children in India, The Asian Age, May 2018

Related content

Engaging communities for increasing immunisation coverage: what do we know?

Scoping paper 3ie 2015

Immunisation coverage rates continue to stagnate or even decline in some parts of the world.

Collaborative community checklists for immunisation: a feasibility and acceptability study in rural Myanmar

Other evaluation 3ie 2019
This formative evaluation tests a new approach, collaborative checklists, to educate and involve communities in the provision of immunisation services in Myanmar

Closing the immunisation gap in Ethiopia: a formative evaluation of ‘The Fifth Child Project’

Other evaluation 3ie 2019
This is an evaluation of the International Rescue Committee's Fifth Child Project in Ethiopia, where community-based health workers are collaborating with community leaders to register, counsel and track all pregnant women and infants in order to increase immunisation uptake.

Improving immunisation coverage in Ethiopia: a formative evaluation in pastoral communities

Other evaluation 3ie 2019
In Ethiopia, approximately 15 million people practice pastoralism. Although there have been significant improvements in the health sector over the last decade, the government’s Health Extension Program static health posts are still unable to address the needs of the pastoral communities adequately.

Increasing immunisation in Ogun State, Nigeria: a formative evaluation of a participatory action research intervention

Other evaluation 3ie 2019
In 2005, Nigeria adopted the Reach Every Ward strategy to improve vaccination coverage for children 0-23 months old. By 2015, Ogun State in the southwestern region had achieved full immunisation coverage in 12 out of 20 of its local government areas (LGAs).

Increasing immunisation in Karachi, Pakistan: a feasibility and acceptability study of the vaccine indicator and reminder band community intervention

Other evaluation 3ie 2019
This study explores the feasibility and acceptability of using anklets worn by children as a visual reminder for caregivers to encourage timely initiation and completion of routine immunisation in Pakistan

Impacts of engaging communities through traditional and religious leaders on vaccination coverage in Cross River State, Nigeria

Impact evaluation 3ie 2020 Publication type : 3ie series report
Author : Angela Oyo-Ita, Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Amanda Ross, Patrick Hanlon, Afiong Oku, Ekpereonne Esu, Ameh Soter, Olabisi Oduwole, Dachi Arikpo
Sector : Health

A mixed-methods evaluation to determine the effects of a novel mHealth platform for maternal child health tracking in rural Udaipur, India

Impact evaluation 3ie 2020 Publication type : 3ie grantee final report
Author : Ruchit Nagar, Mohammad Sarparajul Ambiya, Pawan Singh, Hamid Abdullah, Vijendra Bansal, Logan Stone, Deepa Manjanatha, Preethi Venkat, Dhanwant Purawat, Arjun Singh, Saachi Dalal, Vaidehi Supatkar, Mohammed Shahnawaz
Sector : Health

Evaluating the impact of interventions to improve full immunisation rates in Haryana, India

Impact evaluation 3ie 2020 Publication type : 3ie series report
Author : Abhijit Banerjee, Arun Chandrasekhar, Esther Duflo, Suresh Dalpath, John Floretta, Jackson Matthew, Harini Kannan, Anna Schrimpf, Maheshwor Shrestha
Sector : Health

Impacts of community-led video education to increase vaccination coverage in Uttar Pradesh, India

Impact evaluation 3ie 2020 Publication type : 3ie series report
Author : Nikki Gurley, Jessica Shearer, Yachna Srivastava, Sudip Mahapatra, Michelle Desmond
Sector : Health

Impacts Of IRC's Fifth Child Community Engagement Strategy To Increase Immunisation In Northern Uganda

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019 Publication type : 3ie grantee final report
Author : Jayne Webster, Justine Landegger, Jane Bruce, Dickson Malunda, Tracey Chantler, Edward Kumakech, Laura Schmucker, Lilian Kiapi, Naoko Kozuki, Comfort Olorunsaiye, Erin Byrne
Sector : Health

Impact assessment of the SALT (Stimulate, Appreciate, Learn, and Transfer) approach of community engagement to increase immunisation coverage through ownership - a mixed methods study in Assam, India

Impact evaluation 3ie Publication type : 3ie-funded ongoing study
Author : Sandra Albert, Santanu Pramanik, Ravi Prakash, Arundati Muralidharan, Arpita Ghosh,
Sector : Health

Impacts of engaging communities through traditional and religious leaders on vaccination coverage in Cross River State, Nigeria

Impact evaluation 3ie 2020
Authors of this report evaluate a multicomponent intervention that uses traditional and religious leaders for engaging their communities in planning, implementation and monitoring of immunisation services in Cross River State, Nigeria.

Evaluating the impact of interventions to improve full immunisation rates in Haryana, India

Impact evaluation 3ie 2020
Authors of this study evaluate if incentivising caregivers, disseminating information through community social network and targeted text and voice call reminders can improve immunisation coverage of children in Haryana, India.

Impacts of community-led video education to increase vaccination coverage in Uttar Pradesh, India

Impact evaluation 3ie 2020
Authors of this study evaluate whether a community-led video education intervention, targeting knowledge and behaviours of caregivers, can increase demand for vaccination and vaccination coverage in rural Uttar Pradesh, India.

Impacts of engaging communities through traditional and religious leaders on vaccination coverage in Cross River State, Nigeria

Impact evaluation 3ie 2020 Publication type : 3ie series report
Author : Angela Oyo-Ita, Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Amanda Ross, Patrick Hanlon, Afiong Oku, Ekpereonne Esu, Ameh Soter, Olabisi Oduwole, Dachi Arikpo
Sector : Health

A mixed-methods evaluation to determine the effects of a novel mHealth platform for maternal child health tracking in rural Udaipur, India

Impact evaluation 3ie 2020 Publication type : 3ie grantee final report
Author : Ruchit Nagar, Mohammad Sarparajul Ambiya, Pawan Singh, Hamid Abdullah, Vijendra Bansal, Logan Stone, Deepa Manjanatha, Preethi Venkat, Dhanwant Purawat, Arjun Singh, Saachi Dalal, Vaidehi Supatkar, Mohammed Shahnawaz
Sector : Health

Evaluating the impact of interventions to improve full immunisation rates in Haryana, India

Impact evaluation 3ie 2020 Publication type : 3ie series report
Author : Abhijit Banerjee, Arun Chandrasekhar, Esther Duflo, Suresh Dalpath, John Floretta, Jackson Matthew, Harini Kannan, Anna Schrimpf, Maheshwor Shrestha
Sector : Health

Impacts of community-led video education to increase vaccination coverage in Uttar Pradesh, India

Impact evaluation 3ie 2020 Publication type : 3ie series report
Author : Nikki Gurley, Jessica Shearer, Yachna Srivastava, Sudip Mahapatra, Michelle Desmond
Sector : Health

Impacts Of IRC's Fifth Child Community Engagement Strategy To Increase Immunisation In Northern Uganda

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019 Publication type : 3ie grantee final report
Author : Jayne Webster, Justine Landegger, Jane Bruce, Dickson Malunda, Tracey Chantler, Edward Kumakech, Laura Schmucker, Lilian Kiapi, Naoko Kozuki, Comfort Olorunsaiye, Erin Byrne
Sector : Health

Impact assessment of the SALT (Stimulate, Appreciate, Learn, and Transfer) approach of community engagement to increase immunisation coverage through ownership - a mixed methods study in Assam, India

Impact evaluation 3ie Publication type : 3ie-funded ongoing study
Author : Sandra Albert, Santanu Pramanik, Ravi Prakash, Arundati Muralidharan, Arpita Ghosh,
Sector : Health
There are no systematic reviews
There are no evidence gap maps
There are no replication studies