IMPRINT has awarded five public engagement grants to improve the public's awareness and understanding of maternal vaccination in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and India. The projects aim to build confidence and address risk perceptions by drawing on resources designed in a dialogue with the audience and tailored to the target groups. The projects will run until February 2021 and are funded with up to £15,000 each.
The following projects have been selected:
Dr Patience Kerubo Kiyuka: Building confidence on maternal vaccination by addressing risk perceptions using magnet theatre in rural and informal settlements in Kenya
Dr Mary Kyohere: Increasing maternal immunisation awareness by working with women influencers in Kawempe Division, Uganda
Dr Agnes Cyril Msoka: Improving maternal vaccination awareness in remotea reas of the Kilimanjaro region in Tanzania
Dr Nirmalya Mukherjee: "Operation thrive" – An innovative community-based initiative in tribal areas of India to improve maternal and neonatal health
Dr Patrice Mawa: Establishing a pool of school-going adolescent girls and boys as immunisation ambassadors in Entebbe, Uganda
For more details on the projects please visit our projects page.
This page was last edited on 6 October 2020.
Dr Chris Gale from Imperial College London provided new insights about the impact of COVID-19 on the health of neonates in a webinar organised by IMPRINT.