Advocacy and communications
No other health tool has been as cost-effective and successful at saving lives as vaccines, particularly among children. But many people in developing countries still lack access to vaccines. Evidence-based advocacy—an effort to shape policy and influence decision-makers—and communication efforts are critical components in the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases.
PATH and its partners work to ensure that people everywhere have access to affordable, effective vaccines, giving them the opportunity to raise healthy families and build thriving communities. Visit PATH’s advocacy workbook to learn more about its work to create a policy environment that supports good health, which includes stories about its work on vaccines and immunization advocacy.
Immunisation for All: No Child Left Behind (2012)
A report that identifies country-level strategies to reach the one in five children that are missing out on basic vaccinations.
A Call to Action for the New Decade of Vaccines (2011)
An article that lays out a call to action in order to fufill a moral imperative that vaccines should be widely available on an equitable basis.
Featured PATH resources
Advocacy for Immunization (2001)
A manual that provides information on how to generate and maintain support for vaccination programs.
Realizing the Full Potential of Childhood Immunization: How Health Professionals Can Make a Difference (2000)
A paper that contains practical suggestions for grassroots advocacy supporting immunization.
Page last updated: June 2013.