Interpersonal Communication for Immunisation Package (IPC/I), Global Project
Center in Pakistan together with its parent organisation Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs are developing an IPC/I package for UNICEF to help improve vaccination acceptance and ensure that babies and children are immunized according to the WHO-recommended schedule. The package will assist frontline workers to effectively use participatory communication methods to address barriers to immunization uptake, such as ensuring community members appreciate the benefits of immunization, know when and where to bring their children for timely vaccinations, and understand how to manage vaccine side effects. They will also be better able to advocate with community and health system leaders to prevent stock-outs and expired vaccines, fund outreach services, and support tracking dropouts and missed children.
The specific content and presentation of the IPC/I package for the frontline workers is being determined through the development process and after proof of concept, it may include the following seven components:
Dr. Sarah Khokharsarah@ccp-pakistan.org.pk