This page is currently under development. Please find resources on Immunisation.

What we know:

  • History shows a number of intersection points between religion and immunization that extend further back than the recent surge of international interest
  • There is a high level of interest in ‘missed populations and closed communities’
  • Considerations of context and complexity are important – especially working with local faith communities
  • Getting to grip with the complex world of religion and vaccine resistance is key
  • The need for interdisciplinary and multi‐sectoral and engagement on religion and immunization
  • The need for cross‐over interdisciplinary studies and actions, which draw lessons from different areas of engagement
  • Working with local theologies is required – but there is only limited engagement of religious studies scholars and theologians in immunization response
  • The need for religiously‐competent program staff and health workers
  • Engaging religious leaders in genuine social mobilization and advocacy
  • Improving communication strategies (interpersonal, local, national and international) with and through LFCs should be considered
  • There is a huge gap in evidence on the specific nature and extent of routine immunization services provided by faith‐based health providers
  • We need to investigate ‘trust’ at all levels

About the Immunization Learning Hub

Dr. Jill Olivier at the University of Cape Town led The Immunization Learning Hub

 

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Published: 2014Author:
Religion and Sustainable Development issue
Published: 2016Author:Jill Olivier
Engaging Faith Communities on Immunization: What Next?
Published: 2013Author:Katherine Marshall
Building Trust in Immunization: Partnering with Religious Leaders and Groups
Published: 2014
VACCINATIONS AND RELIGION-ISSUES, CHALLENGES, AND PROSPECTS Conference Report
Published: 2014
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Published: 2012Author:Elaine Murphy