Thank you very much for your feedback. Actually this is the same situation in Uganda not only in Immunization but even other maternal and child health programmes like ANC. True we can engage men at the health facilities through board games as men are actively involved in these games to an extent that they pay a small fee for participating. This has been adapted and included in our user journey and business model
Dear Amanda Patterson, Thank you very much for the feedback. We haven't noticed major differences in implementing this model in urban vs rural locations in Uganda except those concerning the engagement spots. That is; it is easier to mobilize fathers from their casual work stations like Boda Boda stages in Urban Kampala as they are clustered within a particular area and they have well established leadership structures unlike in rural Uganda where majority of fathers are involved into agriculture. As a result, they can easily be got from their social hangouts since majority of them spend quiet some time in social hangout places like local bars. Involving mothers is key as it has been brought out by fathers during the community consultations we have held during refinement. Majority of the fathers we have consulted have welcomed the idea of empowering them through their peers as they highlight that they are often left out by the current health systems since most child health interventions are targeting mothers and leaving fathers behind. However, they advised us to identify influential male immunization champions who can be listened to by both the mothers and fathers. And they advised us to encourage the immunization champions not to leave mothers behind while they are engaging fathers. Through this they will realize that ensuring full child immunization is a joint responsibility.