Tailored interventions to prevent outbreak of measles in Rinkeby and Tensta
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 831 610|
|Project duration||January 2015 - December 2015|
Purpose and goal
The aim of the project has been achieved since a broad package of tailored communication tools have been developed and piloted during 2015. All activities have been conducted according to plan. Moreover, the project was broaden to also include support for education and methods for the personnel at child welfare clinics in Rinkeby and Tensta with the aim to enhance the message to Somali parents. It is too early to evaluate the long term aim of an increased vaccination coverage for MPR, but it will be followed-up long term.
Results and expected effects
Films and power point for visual information has been produced for publication on the project´s website. Seminars targeting parents and an educational package targeting personnel at child welfare clinics has been conducted. Peers have been educated in vaccination- and communication related topics and are orally spreading knowledge regarding vaccinations and child health within their own networks. All the developed communication tools have been piloted and will be available for both peers and parents. The effect of the interventions will be evaluated after implementation 2016.
Approach and implementation
The purpose of the project is to build a broad tailored communication package based on analysis of the oral traditions and relation based communication of the Somali community. An important component for the realization of the project is the close collaboration with the Somali community, key informants, a reference group, NGOs as well as the staff at child welfare clinics both in the development and piloting of the tools and planning of implementation. The peers have a central role to support both parents and health care workers and to build bridges for better communication.