Region: South Asia
Value: USD 602,508
Start Date: 2015-12-01
End Date: 2015-12-31
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.
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 164 districts in phase 6. 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 34 venues/locations across Pakistan. Monitoring teams include, 1630 supervisors/enumerators along with provincial coordinators, regional coordinators, and divisional coordinators etc. APEX collected the data through handheld devices and application was designed on Open Data Kit (ODK) software.