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Table 1 Summary of the JAC and implementation of actions

From: Using participatory action research to improve immunization utilization in areas with pockets of unimmunized children in Nigeria

The JAC and implementation of actions during the two action phases Ilara Ipara
Community JAC members (chosen by the wider community group to represent them) 3 Women and 4 men
Age range: 27–69 years
Occupations* include clergy (1), native doctor (1), farmer (3), trader (1), hairdresser (1), traditional birth attendant (TBA) (1)
WDC chairman chosen as JAC chairman
3 Women and 4 men
Age range: 42–69 years
Occupations* include clergy (2), trader (3), farmer (3), retired teacher (1)
WDC chairman chosen as JAC chairman
Health workers in the JAC Frontline health workers (2) Frontline health workers (2)
Local government officials in the JAC LGA officials in leadership positions and immunization service delivery (2) LGA officials in leadership positions and immunization service delivery (2)
Implementation of the joint action plans—strategies and priorities 1. WDC in Ilara was re-established by community members and collaborated with the JAC to implement the JAPs
2. Community members carried out advocacy visits to the king—and renovated the health facility and cleared the environment
3. LGA officials achieved the deployment of two more health workers to the Ilara facility
4. Health workers (with WDC and religious leaders in the JAC) addressed knowledge and awareness via home visits and increased community mobilization activities
5. LGA officials and the health workers reinstituted antenatal care and delivery services in the Ilara facility
1. WDC collaborated with JAC to implement plans
2. The WDC and community members organized the purchase of a megaphone for community mobilization; conducted advocacy visits to nonindigenous groups and advocacy visits to the government to address health worker shortage
4. LGA officials and health workers carried out health promotion activities and ensured the availability of vaccines at scheduled times
5. LGA officials and health workers commenced delivery services for primigravid women (previously not available) in the health facility