For this Test & Learn session, representatives from national health programs, NGOs, and funding organizations convened to exchange policy(i) A set of decisions or commitments to pursue courses of action aimed at achieving defined goals for improving health, stating or and decision-making factors that enable and hinder collaborative planning for integrated campaigns. Participants identified opportunities for applying promising practices in collaborative planning, and next steps for the Coalition.
The session opened with a synthesis of the recent case studies on integrated campaign planning. The synthesis presented offered 10 actions that planners, managers, and implementers of immunization, polio, malaria, vitamin A supplementation and NTD campaigns can consider for improving the planning process and increasing campaign effectivenessThe ability of a campaign to achieve specific objectives related to coverage, equity, efficiency and impact.. Panelists Dr. Ajay Khera (EngenderHealth, India), Dr. Preetha GS, (International Institute of Health Management Research, India), and Dr. Jovana O’Campo (Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia) then discussed the challenges and opportunities they experienced in planning integrated campaigns and took questions from participants. See the video above.
The second hour of the session provided virtual breakout rooms for participants to engage in deep discussion. Participants identified opportunities and entry points for integrating campaigns, building the Coalition knowledge base, and advocating these practices to larger audiences, especially to ministries of health and funders. Participants also gave recommendations for the Coalition’s next steps. View the breakout videos:
Breakout Session: How are decisions about integrated campaigns made?
Breakout Session: To what extent do global and national policies incentivize or hinder collaborative work?