This September, Health CampaignTime-bound, intermittent activities which are deployed to address specific epidemiologic challenges, expediently fill delivery gaps, or provide surge coverage for health interventions. EffectivenessThe ability of a campaign to achieve specific objectives related to coverage, equity, efficiency and impact. Coalition awardees presented on their research at the 2021 NNN conference.
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NTD prevention and control programs often function independently with little coordination with other NTD and health programs delivering interventions through campaigns. A more integrated delivery approach for NTD interventions may improve cost-effectivenessA form of economic evaluation where costs are expressed in money terms but consequences are expressed in physical units. It is used, coverageA proportion (%) that reflects the number of people receiving (an) intervention(s) divided by the total number of people eligible to receive and geographical reach, and social inclusion of NTD programs. Further, varied approaches to mainstreaming the delivery of NTD interventions with the primary health care (PHC) system are also being explored and tested. More evidence and guidance is needed for the planning and operationalization of these innovative integrationThe sharing of all or specific campaign components or functions by a specific program addressing a disease or health need with the and mainstreaming ideas in different country contexts for accelerated achievement of NTD 2030 targets.
Participants learned about the following from country-based teams supported by the Health Campaign Effectiveness program: a) the feasibility, health system readiness, opportunities, and challenges of collaborative planning of integrated NTD campaigns in Uttar Pradesh, India; b) planned mainstreaming of the delivery of NTD interventions with the PHC system across multiple regions in Ethiopia, and c) planned co-deliveryCo-delivery of interventions in campaigns occurs when most or all typical campaign components (microplanning, registration, logistics, implementation, and evaluation) are coordinated. Co-delivery, of multiple NTD and other health interventions in the Jimma zone, Ethiopia.