"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


shameless self-promotion

Back in May, I got to wondering how the DRC was managing to pull off such massive, successful vaccination campaigns when most other public health initiatives (or, really, any kind of initiatives) there tend to be unsuccessful at best and disasters at worst. Luckily, the kind folks over at UNA-USA's The InterDependent were kind enough to give me space to explore this question. Click over to read what I learned and how we can apply these lessons to other challenging public health situation.


Anonymous Sam Gardner said...

I would add another element: having a focus on a basic and necessary service.

This is where the Sphere standards are relevant: they define the basic services every person should get. These basic services will be easier to advocate, rally the troops and execute.

Thursday, September 08, 2011 12:54:00 AM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

Great point, Sam, and something for sure to consider moving forward.

Thursday, September 08, 2011 12:35:00 PM


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