The ACTION global health advocacy partnership will host a 4-day public speaking and media skills training for child survival advocates in December 10–14, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The training will develop a group of champions that can effectively advocate on the importance of Gavi and GPEI transition and engage at key moments such as the 2019 UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), G7 and G20 Summits, 2020 Gavi replenishment, and other moments throughout 2019 and beyond. The intensive training will include presentations, discussions, and participatory exercises on media engagement, interview techniques, message development & delivery, and social media. In addition, advocates will learn how to relate vaccines and polio advocacy in other conversations, e.g., universal and primary healthcare, health systems strengthening, nutrition, domestic resource mobilization, and innovative financing for health.
In the year immediately following the training, participants are expected to engage in at least four advocacy or media-related activities with ACTION partners, including writing a blog, op-ed, etc. and/or participating in World Immunization Week activities or other child survival events (e.g., WHA, Gavi or GPEI replenishment activities). Read more to find out.