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The Power of Engagement: Best Practices in Microplanning

In this video, Oluwaseun Akinyemi discusses some best practices for using microplanning learned from polio vaccination campaigns. (Step 2.7)

Oluwaseun Akinyemi, MD, MPH, FWACP, FRSPH, PhD College of Medicine, University of Ibadan & University College Hospital, Nigeria

In the lecture, this quote is shared to highlight innovation through integrated microplanning, through an example of overcoming vaccine hesitancy in a community:

“To eradicate polio, you have to keep on vaccinating children time and time again, but in these very poor villages in Pakistan, for example, there’s some resentment by parents, saying, ‘Oh, you keep coming back and vaccinating for polio, but we haven’t got any water, or we haven’t got any food,’ or, ‘My children just got measles …’ So we responded to that by Rotary setting up what we call health camps, which don’t only do polio … they check for all sorts of things and they give measles and TB … and we’ve set up permanent transit camps on the borders using old shipping containers, which have been converted into units that they can use to vaccinate children through health camps, provide information, you know, on all sorts of health issues.”

— Global-level policymaker

Reflect on this quote and the reading “The Power of Microplanning” to respond to this question:

What would be involved in microplanning in this scenario? How would it be different than microplanning completed for regular vaccination campaigns?

Post your thoughts in the discussion.

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