Immunization Advocacy Initiative: Inviting CSOs to Enhance Policies for Health & Immunization in Kenya

Immunization Advocacy Initiative: Inviting CSOs to Enhance Policies for Health & Immunization in Kenya

Deadline: 1 September 2018

Immunization Advocacy Initiative is currently seeking expressions of interest from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to undertake advocacy for increased financing and enhanced policies for health and immunization in Kenya.

The purpose of this call is to identify eligible civil society organizations (CSOs) experienced in communications and advocacy to participate in a four-year initiative aimed at increasing domestic financing for immunization, and health.

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out high quality, policy relevant research on population, health and education issues facing subSaharan Africa. APHRC, as lead partner, in partnership with Ghana-based West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI)–that will carry out capacity strengthening — in a multi-country project dubbed “Immunization Advocacy Initiative.” This initiative is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and predicated on the premise that a knowledgeable and well-capacitated local network of civil society can yield stronger results towards achieving sustainable financing for immunization as a cornerstone of a strong health system.

More specifically, under this initiative, the Immunization Advocacy Initiative will support the provision of evidence, coordination, mentoring and coaching of selected CSOs to develop and implement targeted advocacy campaigns. The goal is to raise awareness among a contingent of stakeholders on the need for country ownership of the health of its own citizens by providing quality health services and increasing financing for these services in the face of dwindling external resources.

Focus Sectors

In no particular order, organizations with experience in the following sectors are encouraged to apply:

  • Health and immunization
  • Governance and accountability
  • Human rights
  • Domestic Financing and budgeting
  • Child rights
  • Women empowerment
  • Professional bodies such as paediatrics associations, lawyers, doctors, nursesand any other relevant bodies

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be an organisation registered in country of origin.
  • Must have demonstrated experience in advocacy; engaging with policy makers and running campaigns aimed at ensuring better life quality for all.

How to Apply

Organizations that wish to participate in this call are requested to send necessary documentation, including the completed application form via email at the address given on the website with the subject line: “Your organization name – Immunization Advocacy Initiative”.

Eligible Country: Kenya

For more information, please visit Immunization Advocacy Initiative.

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