This website has been designed to provide self-guided tools, resources and information about advocacy and communications, immunisation and vaccines. It can be used by those new to advocacy, as well as more experienced advocates. You may want to work individually, or with your colleagues and partners to develop your advocacy strategy and implementation plan.
You are invited to work through the modules and learn how to develop an effective and evidence-based advocacy strategy, including key messages, partnerships and, importantly, monitoring and evaluation. There are stories and case studies of how others have developed and implemented effective advocacy and communications approaches.
It is recommended that you follow the sequence of modules, however you may find it more useful to dip into topics most relevant to your needs.
Resources on immunisation, vaccines and advocacy
Each module includes a TOOLBOX with downloadable worksheets, documents and resources related to advocacy and communications, as well as immunisation and vaccines. Worksheets are available in PDF and Excel formats to fill in or modify as you wish. Each module is downloadable as a PDF, or you can download the entire website in PDF format.
This is also a platform to share your knowledge and experiences with fellow advocates and champions. We encourage you to share ideas for content or resources and to tell your stories of advocating for immunisation in the ACT section.
For more information about how to get the best from this website, read our navigation guide.
This website has been developed by PATH and the Johns Hopkins University’s International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC), with financial support from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
We would like to thank a wide range of advisors and contributors for their insight, input, content and support, including:
Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP)
The Gavi Secretariat
The Gavi CSO Constituency Secretariat, Steering Committee and members
The Sabin Vaccine Institute
UNICEF, including the Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa Office (ESARO)
The World Health Organization, including the Regional Office for Europe (EURO)
The African Union
The West African Health Organization
We would like to acknowledge in particular the excellent contribution of the Institute of Communication and Health of the Universita della Svizzera Italiana (USI), in Lugano, Switzerland. Four graduate students conducted a field project to develop the content of what is now the ASSESS module on monitoring and evaluating advocacy and communications. The students involved were: Chiara Marcora, Laya Samaha, Silvia Monestel and Yeting Zhou.
Our gratitude and thanks go as well to the many experts and users from across the globe who have kindly reviewed this site and given valuable feedback. We are always open to ongoing suggestions and feedback
from users. Please use the FEEDBACK button or email us using the links at the bottom of this page.