Meet the Awardees Presenting at the Second Annual Meeting: The Promise of Collaborative Action

On October 19-20, the Coalition will convene for the Second Annual Meeting. The meeting includes over a dozen sessions, nearly 50 moderators and panelists, and presentations by Health Campaign Effectiveness Coalition research awardees. Get to know the research teams who will be presenting.


Session A: Decision Support for Campaign Integration 

Time: Oct 19, 9:00 – 9:50 AM EDT 

Awardee team included: PATH India, represented by Dr. Achintya Srivatsa

Dr. Srivatsa will speak on behalf of PATH India, a collaborative planning case study awardee. Dr. Srivatsa will be joined by panelists Dr. Jean Anne Baptiste of WHO Nigeria and Njara Rakotonirina of Catholic Relief Services Congo, and moderator Joseph Oteri of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum. Panelists will discuss a lymphatic filariasis and soil transmitted helminths campaign in India, along with planning for pulse polio; malaria bed net campaign integration decision making in Congo; and measles/meningitis A campaign planning in Nigeria.


Session C: Developing Campaign Effectiveness Outcome Measures 

Time: Oct 19, 9:00-9:50 AM EDT

Awardee teams included: Jimma University, represented by Zewdie Birhanu; The Malaria Consortium, represented by Olusola Oresanyu

This session builds on a recent study that explores measures of effectiveness, in addition to coverage, that would be helpful to program implementers. By the end of the session, participants will propose monitoring and evaluation systems and metrics that can be used to assess the impact of campaign implementation. Learn more about Jimma University’s research project in Ethiopia here and The Malaria Consortium’s project on integration in Nigeria here. The session will be moderated by UNICEF’s Dr. Andreas Hasman. 


Session D: Experiences in Campaign Integration 

Time: Oct 19, 10-10:50 AM EDT

Awardee teams included: HEAL Nepal, represented by Sumitra Devi Shrestha; FOSAD Guinea, represented by Abdourahamane Diallo

In this session, participants will learn how campaign integration is collaboratively planned. Campaign implementers will speak on the key factors considered for successful integration. Participants will hear about the promising practices from vitamin A supplementation and lymphatic filariasis campaign planning in Nepal and measles/meningitis A campaign planning in Guinea. The session will be moderated by Gladys Muhire of Catholic Relief Services. Learn more about HEAL Nepal’s project here and FOSAD Guinea’s project here


Session F: Campaign Integration with PHC Systems 

Time: Oct 19, 10:00AM EDT – 10:50AM EDT 

Awardee teams included: Centre for Research on Filariasis and other Tropical Diseases, represented by Dr. Guy Sadeu Wafeu; Helen Keller International, represented by Dr. Toure Djeinam; The Carter Center, represented by Dr. Abel Eigege

Session participants identify how health campaign inputs, processes, and resources can be successfully used to strengthen routine services and impact PHC systems. This session will be informed by recipients of the Health Campaign Effectiveness Implementation Research Awards. They will be joined by Dr. Jude Winful-Orieke of the Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency, as well as moderator Emmanuel Emukah of The Carter Center. View research projects for the Centre for Research on Filariasis and other Tropical Diseases, Helen Keller International, and The Carter Center


Session G: Community Designed Campaigns 

Time: Oct 20, 8:00AM EDT – 9:10 AM EDT 

Awardee teams included: Bruyere Research Institute, represented by Alison Krentel; Universidad de los Andes, represented by Jovana O’Campo Cañas and Mariana Sarmiento Gallego

Campaign managers share perspectives and promising practices for engaging communities in campaign planning, implementation, and evaluation phases. By the end of the session, participants will examine actions campaign actors can take to move community engagement from informing to shared leadership. The session will be moderated by Sherine Guirguis of Common Thread. View the research from Bruyere Research Institute here and the project plan from Universidad de los Andes here


Session H: Digitizing and Integrating Campaign Components 

Time: Oct 20, 8:00AM EDT – 9:10AM EDT 

Awardee teams included: The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), represented by Lakshmi Balachandran, CHAI

Countries will discuss the value of digitizing and integrating major components of campaign activities across disease programs, including planning, supply chain management, campaign worker training, intervention delivery, payment, and monitoring and evaluation. Participants will share where technology can be most impactful to address public health campaign gaps, and what factors and considerations lead to its most effective use. Moredreck Chibi of WHO/AFRO will join as a moderator. View CHAI’s project plan here

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