Gender influences all health outcomes as barriers exist at differing levels, from the individual to the household to the community, thus impacting global level efforts to achieve Health for All. Public health interventions cannot effectively meet a country’s needs unless informed by sex-disaggregated data and gender-sensitive analysis.
The change in timeline for GPEI wind-down poses a significant opportunity to assess what progress has been made in polio transition planning. We must act now to ensure immunisation coverage rates and immunisation systems are strengthened. RESULTS UK and ACTION’s new policy brief which looks deeper into the seven publically available transition plans, identifies the true cost of transition, unpredictable timelines, assumption of donor support, and a lack of ambition as common themes in the plans.
In our "Champions for Change" workshop, ACTION trained its newest group of media champions; the participants include several pediatricians and a former senator and polio survivor. The eight are buoyed and ready to get started with their work as advocates for child health in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.
CSOs reflected on Gavi’s past and future at the Mid-Term Review. Speaking on the opening plenary panel, Chris Dendys of RESULTS Canada said, “we need to identify better why children are being missed and how we reach them regardless of where they live.”