2023 World Immunization Week and Resources for Faith Communities
Vaccine hesitancy is a global challenge. This blog published for 2023 World Immunization Week shares a number of tools and other resources to engage faith communities to improve vaccination rates.
Promoting Vaccination: A Toolkit for Collaborating with Faith Communities
This toolkit is designed to equip faith actors and related stakeholders—such as Ministries of Health, medical and scientific bodies, and non-profit organizations that partner with or work alongside faith actors—with the information and tools needed to raise awareness, reduce misinformation, and address barriers that prevent faith communities in...
Vaccines for Global Use
This presentation from the 2022 INMED Humanitarian Health Conference looks at challenges, lessons learned, and the way forward to improving immunization rates in LMICs.
Faith-based organizations involvement and health sustainable-development goals through immunization service coverage in Odukpani local government area, Cross River State, Nigeria
This article explores the extent of faith-based organizations' involvement with immunization and faith's impact on immunization and concludes that FBO involvement has helped in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3.
Core Group Polio Eradication Toolkit
This toolkit with materials from multiple countries contains tools for community mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, training, and materials for a variety of polio eradication approaches
Joint Learning Initiative (JLI ) on Faith and Local Communities Immunization Learning Hub
JLI Immunization Learning Hub Joint Learning Initiative on Local and Faith Communities has compiled resources on Immunization. They drew together diverse materials (after assessment for quality and relevance) – particularly focused on lower and middle income country (LMIC) settings.
Effects of local faith-actor engagement in the uptake and coverage of immunization in low- and middle-income countries: A literature review
This landscape review from the USAID-funded MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership, published in the Christian Journal for Global Health, in May 2022, found extensive evidence supporting the value of religious engagement for immunization promotion and acceptance in lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Yet rigorous evidence and specific approaches...
Christian Journal for Global Health: Issue on Vaccines, the faith community, and the common good
June 2022 | This special issue from the Christian Journal for Global Health is a diverse volume including a literature review on the key role of faith actors in addressing vaccine hesitancy, a commentary on collaboration of FBOs with NGOs for the common good, bio-psycho-social-spiritual models of health...
Oct 2021 Webinar: Strategic Engagment of Religious Leaders in COVID-19 Vaccination
October 12, 2021 | In this webinar co-hosted by World Vision and CCIH, we explored how faith leaders influence vaccination uptake and how we can engage them for even greater impact.The panel included: Ellyn W. Ogden, MPH, COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Delivery Unit – EOC Leader, USAID Tom...
Promising Practices for Engaging Local Faith Actors to Promote Uptake of COVID-19 Vaccination: Lessons Learned from Four Countries
CCIH helped develop a report, “Promising Practices for Engaging Local Faith Actors to Promote Uptake of COVID-19 Vaccination: Lessons Learned from Four Countries,” through USAID’s MOMENTUM Country & Global Leadership Program. The report, released in December 2021, summarizes evidence about engaging local faith actors to promote uptake of...
Policy Brief for Promising Practices for Engaging Local Faith Actors to Promote Uptake of COVID-19 Vaccination: Lessons Learned from Four Countries
The Policy Brief that provides an 8-page synopsis of 15 promising practices for increasing vaccine uptake through strategic engagement of faith actors.
Landscape Analysis: Effects of Faith Actor Engagement on the Uptake and Coverage of Immunization in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
This report supported by the USAID-funded MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership was released in July 2021 and summarizes evidence about vaccine hesitancy trends in faith communities. It is a special investigation including key informant interviews with global leaders and a literature review into the role of faith actors...
Policy Brief for Landscape Analysis: Effects of Faith Actor Engagement on the Uptake and Coverage of Immunization in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
This policy brief supported by the USAID-funded MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership was released in July 2021 and summarizes evidence about vaccine hesitancy trends in faith communities. It is a special investigation including key informant interviews with global leaders and a literature review into the role of faith...
WCC Answers your Questions about Vaccines
World Council of Churches Answers Your Questions about Vaccines | April 26, 2021 | A Q&A with Dr. Mwai Makoka, Programme Executive for World Council of Churches on the history of vaccines, the role of the church and faith-based organizations, and why children and others are vulnerable if...
Comic on Vaccination against COVID-19: The Battle of the White Blood Cells
Bloom Library comic on vaccination against COVID-19
Fact Sheet: A Christian Approach to Vaccine Hesitancy
The National Council of Churches produced a Fact Sheet: A Christian Approach to Vaccine Hesitancy to aid church and faith leaders in having courageous conversations about being vaccinated against COVID. The fact sheet also provides a scriptural basis for a compassionate response to vaccine hesitancy and provides responses...
Vaccine Hesitancy Among Faith Communities: A Landscape Analysis and Roadmap for the Future
This CCIH webinar, held April 29, 2021, explored a recent landscape analysis on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and uptake in faith communities, supported by the USAID-funded project, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership. Sara Melillo, Lead Researcher in the Vaccine Hesitancy Landscape Analysis, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership and Dr....
Religious affiliation and immunization coverage in 15 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa
This article appeared in Science Direct in January 2020. Although religious affiliation has been identified as a potential barrier to immunization in some African countries, there are no systematic multi-country analyses, including within-country variability, on this issue. The authors investigated whether immunization varied according to religious affiliation and...
Christians’ Long Support for Vaccines
Christians’ Long Support for Vaccines | 2014 | This opinion piece by CCIH Executive Director Emeritus and CCIH member Sambe Duale about support among Christians for vaccines and collaboration among Christians and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to reach children with lifesaving vaccines appeared in the blog section of...
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