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How might we empower caregivers to seek and fully utilize immunization services in their communities?
Sensitize caregivers during community meetings on the need for immunization, why immunization is important, who to be immunized and when immunization is required. This can be done by health extension officers/community health nurses in the said region.
The immunization team in the health facilities to communicate through announcements in community via churches or market days as a reminder to the caregivers
use the community leaders, i.e. the ‘Nyumba Kumi initiative’ leaders, village elders and Community Health Volunteers to ensure that all children have been immunized as required
The Health facilities develop a system where all children who have enrolled for the 1st time their details are recorded together with their caregivers’ contacts and return dates, then an SMS is generated when the caregiver is supposed to return in two days and the last day to the visit. This will remind the caregivers
the CHVs and the health care workers to encourage male involvement by addressing the challenges and barriers to men’s supportive actions and through increasing literacy of health/ immunization among men that enhances their positivity and motivates them to participate.
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