ARISE is a JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. implemented project that documents interventions that drive strong routine immunization system performance and analyzes their potential for diffusion, at scale, throughout sub-Saharan Africa. ARISE translates these tested solutions into focused options for supporting routine immunization at the global, regional, national, and sub-national levels. This information is contributing to meeting the goals of the Decade of Vaccines and is enhancing the routine immunization body of knowledge.
Our goal is to understand the fundamental question: What drives routine immunization system performance?
In order to answer this question, ARISE first conducted a landscape analysis that proposed a set of preliminary drivers of strong routine immunization system performance across Africa. ARISE then analyzed these and other potential drivers in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Cameroon. These in-depth case studies provided ARISE with drivers that are critical to performance, showed how they were designed and implemented, described contextual factors affecting their uptake, and the interrelationships among them. These studies also explored the country-level decision-making processes and how routine immunization fits into broad health-sector priorities and planning.