Project profile — Polio Eradication Through Strengthened Routine Polio Immunization

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Polio Eradication Through Strengthened Routine Polio Immunization - Overview
WHO - World Health Organization (XM-DAC-41143)
2016-03-29 - 2021-03-31
Country / region • Nigeria (100.00%)
Sector • Health, General
Medical education/training (12181) (10.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (20.00%)
• Basic Health
Infectious disease control (12250) (50.00%)
• Basic Health
Health education (12261) (20.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to maintain the gains made towards polio eradication in Nigeria while strengthening the routine immunization system. The project ultimately seeks to eradicate polio in Nigeria. Project activities include: (1) develop village-level micro-plans (vaccination plans detailed down to the household level) to immunize every child against polio (approximately 6.6 million girls and 6.9 million boys); (2) provide training for, and support deployment of, 154,000 vaccination team members (male and female); (3) conduct training for up to 8000 health workers to improve capacity for routine immunization; and (4) conduct intensified routine immunization activities to protect up to 250,000 children from vaccine preventable diseases.

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) increased and sustained herd immunity (when the vaccination of a significant portion of a population provides a measure of protection) against polio virus in polio priority states; and (2) increased protection against common vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) in select local government areas (LGAs).

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2020 include: (1) reduced the number of unimmunized children by reaching 97% of boys and girls in targeted local government areas during outbreaks periods across 11 states; (2) 17 out of the 18 targeted states received support to achieve their polio coverage objectives; and (3) 2,293,405 vaccinators (of which 1,368,674 were women) and 53,739 health workers were trained on routine immunization.



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