|Reporting Organization:||WHO - World Health Organization|
|Total Budget ($CAD):||$ 20,000,000|
|Timeframe:||February 22, 2016 - December 31, 2018|
WHO - World Health Organization
|Pakistan - $ 20,000,000.00 (100.00%)|
|Infectious & Communicable Diseases (100 %)|
The overall goal of this project is to stop the spread of polio virus in Pakistan, where the vast majority of the remaining cases of polio occur. It is implemented by the World Health Organization, which, along with the Government of Pakistan and UNICEF, spearheads the Pakistan Polio Eradication Initiative. This initiative works across Pakistan to improve detection and tracking of polio, improve monitoring of all polio eradication activities and enhance vaccination checkpoints, which vaccinate people travelling between districts, provinces and at international boundaries. In addition to national level efforts, the project works in Balochistan and Sindh provinces to scale up an innovative approach called Continuous Community Protected Vaccination, which hires community vaccinators living in areas at high risk of contracting polio to vaccinate children and identify those missed by immunization drives.
|Gender and age:||Unspecified|
|Total Direct Population:||Unspecified|
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The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) reduced number of missed and under-vaccinated girls and boys in the provinces of Sindh and Balochistan; (2) enhanced and accelerated verification of the coverage and quality of supplementary immunization nationally; (3) increased immunity against the polio virus in mobile and high risk populations nationally; (4) improved processes for polio surveillance nationally; and (5) improved performance of the Regional Reference Laboratory in Pakistan.