Civil Society Organizations Developing Campaigns for Hepatitis B Birth Dose Advocacy in Africa

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective

To improve awareness of the importance of hepB birth dose vaccination among the public and policy makers, the CGHE is seeking request for funding applications from national and regional CSOs in Africa. Preference will be given to CSOs with experience in health promotions for infant immunization and maternal child health in African countries that have not introduced the birth dose. The target groups for this awareness campaign include 1) healthcare providers, 2) community leaders and policy-makers and 3) pregnant women. Specifically, for each target group, the CSOs will:

  • Develop infographics and audio/visual recordings with key messages to increase HepB-BD awareness and knowledge using local language(s) as appropriate
  • Share and communicate the key messages with the target groups through development of media campaign (implementation of campaign aimed at pregnant women will be implemented once the birth dose is made available given the ethical challenges of awareness raising for intervention not yet available)
  • Hold at least 1 high-level meeting with Ministry of Health officials and other policy makers to secure support for introduction and/or scale-up of HepB-BD

2) Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to CSOs in Africa with sector experience.

3) Location

Actions must take place in selected countries in Africa.

4) Budget

CGHE will provide grants of up to USD 10,000 to support this work. CGHE will also provide technical assistance as needed.

5) Application

Interested CSOs shall submit the proposal via email to globalhep@taskforce.org by February /1/2022.