RIZ Consulting (WHO, EOC, B&MGF)


Region: South Asia

Country: Pakistan

Value: USD 233,000

Start Date: 2015-10-01

End Date: 2015-10-30


Team Members

Mudabbir Haneef
(Data Manager)
Hammad Rehman
(Team Leader)
Nasir Ali
(Internal Monitoring Manager)
Zahid Sahzad
(logistic Manager)
Daud Malik
(Report Writer)
Junaid Ali
(Finance Manager)
Tahir Jelani
(National Field Manager)

Project Description

The global polio eradication initiative is going through a critical juncture and progress over the next year largely depends upon conducting high quality campaigns that will reach every child with multiple doses of OPV. The quality of campaigns can be assessed by the use of a statistically rigorous sampling methodology that will ensure results are reliable and representative. The results of PCM will help facilitate and identify performance gaps to better plan for the subsequent campaign. The national Emergency Operation Centre, with financial support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), technical support from WHO and in coordination with CDC and UNICEF, implemented comprehensive post-campaign monitoring across all districts in Pakistan immediately after the March NIDs. A third-party company that had presences in all districts and previously implemented large scale surveys implemented the PCM.

Services provided by APEX

APEX is engaged by RIZ consultancy funded by Gates Foundation along with other partners (UNICEF and WHO). APEX has conducted national post-polio campaign monitoring in 60 districts in phase 4. The main activities for this assignment was to collect, compile and enter the data on BCG and polio vaccination, refusals of household, reasons of refusals, mark on figure, visits of teams, existence of floppy paralyses etc. APEX conducted trainings at 15 venues/locations across Pakistan. APEX 600 supervisors/enumerators along with provincial coordinators, regional coordinators, and divisional coordinators. APEX collected the data through handheld devices and application was designed on Open Data Kit (ODK) software.