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How Engaging Non-health Stakeholders Strengthens Immunization Performance: Implementation of RED-QI in Ethiopia and Uganda Shows Benefits in Subnational Planning, Problem Solving, Resource Mobilization, and Utilization


While immunization programs usually receive funding from the national level to cover the costs of vaccines and related equipment, it is often political leaders and civil authorities (“non-health stakeholders”) at the district and community levels who decide on resource allocation to cover local operational costs. In Ethiopia and Uganda, JSI used the Reaching Every District using Quality Improvement (RED-QI) approach to help strengthen the district, sub-district, and community-level collaboration between health personnel from the immunization program and non-health stakeholders who can provide support.

This brief is part of a series documenting JSI's lessons learned from implementing the RED-QI approach in Ethiopia and Uganda. The brief provides an overview of the RED-QI approach and describes how RED-QI helped establish non-health stakeholder engagement in Ethiopia and Uganda.

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