June 2012  
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A question of trust: reasons for refusals revealed by DR Congo study

Overt and covert refusals contribute to as many as four out of ten missed children in DR Congo, one of the highest rates globally. As part of ongoing efforts to mobilize parents against polio, a key UNICEF led study has helped reveal the complex social, cultural and religious reasons why children continue to be missed during immunization campaigns in the country.

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‘PRiME’ing communities for OPV
While social data collection has been a growing part of the GPEI’s efforts over the past year, translating this data into action at community level is where many programmes still struggle. Pakistan’s new field monitoring system – PRIME – assesses communication field performance...
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Empowering women on the frontlines
Women on the frontlines hold one of the keys for polio eradication in the remaining priority countries. With the ability to speak woman to woman or mother to mother, female workers hold great sway over the vaccination process.
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Every last child: reaching the hardest to reach in Pakistan
What does it take to reach every last child with OPV? Together with The Media Foundation, UNICEF Pakistan held a photo competition to find out.These photos tell the story of just how far polio frontline workers go to find and vaccinate the most far-flung and socially invisible children in the country.
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About PolioInfo
Effective communication can increase community participation, build trust and help persuade parents to vaccinate their children against polio. The PolioInfo website and database present communication data collected, analyzed and applied in country to help strengthen community support and commitment towards the goal of Global Polio Eradication.

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Understanding where and why children are missed
Mobilizing parents for OPV in DRC
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