Support for Polio-Emergency Action Plan 2012-2013 – Rotary Canada

Reporting Organization:WHO - World Health Organization
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 2,270,000
Timeframe: March 29, 2013 - September 30, 2013
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

WHO - World Health Organization

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Region - Total Budget Allocation

Sub-Saharan Africa - $ 860,330.00 (37.90%)

Europe - $ 363,200.00 (16.00%)

Southeast Asia - $ 310,309.00 (13.67%)

South Asia - $ 253,786.00 (11.18%)

East Asia - $ 225,638.00 (9.94%)

Central Asia - $ 140,967.00 (6.21%)

North Africa - $ 115,770.00 (5.10%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Infectious & Communicable Diseases (100 %)

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The project supports the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Supplementary Immunization Activities under their 2012-2013 Emergency Action Plan. This plan was developed in response to the epidemiologic situation of the poliovirus in 2012. Recognizing that high-risk and endemic areas need a tailored strategy in order to interrupt transmission, the plan outlined specific strategies to better support eradication efforts. These strategies include tailored approaches by individual countries in order to boost vaccination coverage and to tackle persistent challenges, and intensified focus on high-risk areas in endemic and re-infected countries to ensure vaccination coverage in order to stop transmission. This funding aims to improve immunization coverage in high-risk and endemic areas. Mass immunization campaigns are preventative measures, intended to fill immunization gaps from routine immunization activities. These supplementary immunization activities are targeted campaigns focusing on high-risk and vulnerable areas. This grant is the result of the “Pennies and More for Polio Initiative” with Rotary Canada and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which came to a close on March 1, 2013. Canada agreed to match all the funds raised by Canadian Rotarians towards this Initiative by providing equal funding to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: contributes to the increased delivery of supplementary immunization activities and vaccination of 34,421,268 children under the age of five with two doses of oral vaccine, administered one month apart.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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