Methods

An Integrated Campaign of Mono Oral Polio Vaccine Type 2 (mOPV2) and Vitamin A Supplementation

An integrated campaign that addressed an outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 and improved vitamin A supplementation delivery during COVID-19

Research Methods and Approaches

A case study approach was used to generate an in-depth, multi-faceted understanding of planning and implementation of the integrated campaign for Vitamin A supplementation and mOPV2. The study used mixed methods, consisting of desk reviews of documents and qualitative data collection using key informant interviews (KIIs).

Methods

  • Document review
  • Key informant interviews (KIIs)
  • Review of household monitoring data (coverage verification)

Approaches

  • Project documents included reports on the planning/preparations and implementation of the integrated campaign for vitamin A supplementation and mOPV2 in 2020. This review provided information on the scope of activities carried out during the planning/pre-implementation, implementation, and post-implementation stages. 
  • Interviews were conducted with health managers and providers who were directly involved in planning and implementation of the integrated campaign at all levels of service delivery. 
  • Stakeholders were consulted from government agencies, health partners, civil society organizations, regional, and community leaders. The discussions focused on respondents’ experiences and lessons during the pre-planning, the planning, implementation, and post-implementation phases, and the experience and lessons learnt during the monitoring and supervision stage. 
  • At the community and household level, mothers, caretakers, and community members were randomly selected and interviewed to understand their perspectives on the integrated campaign.

“There are some mothers who do not understand the benefits of [the interventions], so…I will approach them and tell them the benefits of what [health workers] are giving [the children].” - Local assemblyman