Promoting Immunization Equity in the Americas. Intersectoral Collaboration, Civil Society Participation, and Community Engagement: Sucre, Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
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In Bolivia (Plurinational State of), public participation in the decision making, management, and monitoring of the public health system is enshrined in the national constitution. The Family, Community, and Intercultural Health Model (Salud Familiar Comunitaria Intercultural—SAFCI) provides a guiding framework for such involvement through the establishment of the nonpartisan SAFCI social structure and participatory spaces of deliberation to assess public health priorities, policy compliance, and quality of care. Reflecting the Regional Immunization Action Plan’s strategic objective 2.1 to ensure that “immunization benefits extend equitably to all people and social groups,” the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) in Sucre, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), has applied the SAFCI model to promoting immunization equity...
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