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Lessons Learned

Some of the many lessons learned through planning and implementing VWA include:

  • The VWA planning process needs to begin many months before the initiative in order to assure its success. To access copies of the Regional VWA planning workbooks, see "country resources."
  • Countries need to place VWA activities in their national budget in order to assure sufficient funding.
  • National and local level launchings provide a critical political commitment for VWA and national immunization programs, in addition to promoting Pan Americanism.
  • VWA fosters strong inter-agency cooperation that focuses on the financial and human resources support, as well as the informational materials, necessary for the campaign. Strategic VWA partners include:


  • VWA should be viewed as an annual opportunity to renew countries' commitment to their national immunization programs.


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