Framework for Action

Policy windows are key. Identify and leverage relevant policy windows such as National Immunization Strategy (NIS) development and/or Gavi full portfolio planning to set objectives and propose specific activities that can mutually benefit immunization and PHC.

Multisectoral requires multiple stakeholders. Include other PHC stakeholders and community or civil society groups in immunization planning processes at all levels to help identify and leverage synergies, and to share best practices.

Be at the table. Participate in the development of national health plans and strategies and advocate for the inclusion of objectives related to policy and service integration (including immunization). This must then be translated into operational policies and guidelines.

Learn and share. Document learnings and experiences implementing integrated approaches, with a view toward measuring how immunization is contributing to strengthened PHC, and vice versa. This will contribute to a more robust evidence base to support these approaches.