Support to the Polio Eradication Endgame Strategic Plan

Reporting Organization:WHO - World Health Organization
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 10,000,000
Timeframe: February 23, 2017 - December 31, 2017
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 - $ 3,526,000.00 (35.26%)

Southeast Asia - $ 1,333,000.00 (13.33%)

South Asia - $ 1,091,000.00 (10.91%)

Europe - $ 1,000,000.00 (10.00%)

East Asia - $ 970,000.00 (9.70%)

South America - $ 696,000.00 (6.96%)

Central Asia - $ 606,000.00 (6.06%)

North Africa - $ 474,000.00 (4.74%)

Central America - $ 304,000.00 (3.04%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Infectious & Communicable Diseases (100 %)

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This project supports the implementation of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)’s Endgame Strategic Plan, which provides a global roadmap to eradicate polio by 2019. Project activities include: (1) working with targeted governments to strengthen oral polio vaccine campaign safety and quality and introduce inactivated polio vaccine into routine immunization systems; (2) providing technical assistance to front-line workers to increase immunization coverage; and (3) working with governments to transition polio assets and infrastructure to broader health goals and national health systems. The GPEI is a partnership between UNICEF, the World Health Organization, the United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Rotary International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This project contributes to Canada’s $250 million commitment to polio eradication made at the 2013 Abu Dhabi Global Vaccine Summit.

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Target Population

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

Expected Results

The expected outcomes as per the GPEI Strategic Plan include: (1) interruption of wild poliovirus transmission globally and more rapid detection and interruption of any new outbreaks due to vaccine-derived polioviruses; (2) strengthen immunization services in focus countries, introduce inactive polio vaccine (IPV) and withdraw oral polio vaccine type 2 (OPV2) globally; (3) certify the eradication and containment of all wild polioviruses and enhance long-term global security from poliomyelitis; and (4) a plan to ensure polio investments contribute to future health goals, through documentation and transition of lessons learned, processes and assets of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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