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Latin America and Caribbean

FPCC is a global initiative created by the global partners Religions for Peace and the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities and their extended networks of collaborating faith-based organizations, religious institutions, and faith leaders. The initiative's multi-religious/multi-faith action partner is Religions for Peace, working alongside UNICEF. The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI) is the initiative's knowledge partner, responsible for gathering evidence on faith engagement in development.

In LAC region, the regional coordinating platforms includes other FBOs i.e. Arigatou International and the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), Caritas, World Vision etc. UNICEF in the LAC Region is looking at ways to leverage the FPCC Initiative to improve vaccination coverage by working more closely with faith communities. The starting hypothesis is that these communities are engaged but not to their full potential. It is hoped that through the use of the Mind-Heart Dialogue and in alignment with the FPCC Journey of Change, UNICEF LACRO and regional faith actors may be able to find a common ground upon which to engage and collaborate around the regional focus of immunization while also exploring opportunities to discuss, engage and align on national-level priority topics…


Engagement with the religious leaders in LAC

The Role of Faith Actors in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Understanding the role of religion and faith communities is crucial for sustainability, as religion significantly impacts their cultural, social, and economic factors. Religious institutions and groups have played a critical role in healthcare for many years across all world regions. These organizations run clinics, hospitals, and…

Addressing Childhood Vaccination Disparities in LAC

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the significant importance of vaccination in supporting individual health throughout one's life. Vaccination had a critical role in mitigating transmission and disease, making it a central strategy in the fight against COVID-19, as it has been against many other diseases throughout history. This required unparalleled mobilization and coordination across all sectors to reach people where they are, ensure equitable access, and…

Regional Focus on Immunization and Sustainable Development Goals


Immunization reduces child mortality rates, prevents diseases, and supports good nutrition. Vaccines can prevent malnutrition and protect against infectious diseases like diarrhea, measles and pneumonia.


Good nutrition and immunization are closely linked. Malnourished children are more susceptible to vaccine-preventable diseases, which can be deadly. Vaccines can help prevent illnesses like pneumonia,

measles, and diarrhea.

3. Good Health and Well-Being IMMUNIZATION = HEALTHY…

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