Region: South Asia
Value: USD 323,000
Start Date: 2015-05-01
End Date: 2015-05-30
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 accessed 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 Center, 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 NIDs. A third-party company that had presences in all districts and previously implemented large scale surveys implemented the PCM.
APEX Consulting Pakistan 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 151,163, 60, 164, 164 districts in phase 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 respectively. The main activities for this assignment were to collect, compile and enter the data on BCG and polio vaccination, refusals of households, reasons of refusals, mark on the finger, visits of teams, the existence of floppy paralyze, etc. APEX conducted training at 39, 41, 15, 30, 34 venues/locations across Pakistan in phases 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 respectively. APEX engaged 1208 supervisors/enumerators along with provincial coordinators, regional coordinators, and divisional coordinators.