| FNI PROJECTS
Explaining Different Immunization Coverage, a
Multi-Disciplinary Approach (GLOBVAC)
Although there exist
effective vaccines for many life-threatening diseases, access to these
technologies remains limited in many low and middle income countries. This
project address the question: Why are some low-income countries and communities
therein far more successful than others in immunizing children despite
unfavourable political and economic circumstances?
By focusing upon
social processes where supply meets demand, the study explores the impact
policy regimes, political economy and social institutions have on local
responses to immunization.
Detailed community studies are being
conducted in Malawi and India, by applying a standardized survey tool across
and within cases.
The Project is headed by the Centre for Development
and Environment (SUM) and several other units of the University of Oslo also
play key parts. The contribution of FNI is mainly in terms of theory and
methodology based on what lessons can be learned from the study of
international environmental regimes.
Project leader at FNI:
Steinar Andresen and Kristin Sandberg,
'The Global Politics of
Health: Actors and Initatives'. In Roaldkvam, S., D McNeill and S Blume
(eds), Protecting the World's Children: Immunisation Policies and
Practices. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013, pp.
Sandberg, Kristin I. and Steinar Andresen,
'From Development Aid to
Foreign Policy: Global Immunization Efforts as a Turning Point for Norwegian
Engagement in Global Health'. Forum for Development Studies, Vol 37,
No 3, 2010, pp. 301-325.
Research Council of Norway