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The Social Mobilization Network in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, India

In this lecture, Piyusha Majumdar highlights the role of the Social Mobilization Network in eliminating polio from India. (Step 5.7)

Piyusha Majumdar, Ph.D, M.Sc (Anthropology) Indian Institute of Health Management Research University, India

The Social Mobilization Network became critical to India’s success in eradicating polio, by addressing hesitancy and refusals that were growing among communities in India.

Please review the reading Successful polio eradication in Uttar Pradesh, India.

Now, deliberate on strategies utilized in the state of UP and Bihar of India. Think about the innovative strategies that were discussed in the lecture. Keep in mind different contextual considerations (gender norms, power dynamics, ways to reach hard-to-reach populations), as well as think about the cycle of community engagement processes (prior to taking action during implementation and during evaluation or reflection or dissemination).

What other strategies can you think of that could be used?

Post your thoughts in the discussion.

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