10 Tips for Successful Malaria Vaccine Advocacy

Slow decision-making by policymakers can contribute to a substantial lag between the availability of lifesaving interventions, such as vaccines, and developing countries’ access to them. This booklet presents a set of advocacy tips, success stories, and examples of advocacy efforts aiming to bridge the worlds of science and policymaking and to help ensure that policymakers at national, regional, and international levels have the information they need to make timely and informed decisions as soon as a first malaria vaccine becomes available for use. These examples demonstrate that while simple actions—whether briefing policymakers, writing an opinion piece, or inserting a paragraph into a key speech—may seem to be small steps on their own, their collective impact can be significant over time.

Author(s): PATH

Published: 2012