Project profile — Support to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative

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Overview

Overview

Support to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative - Overview
CA-3-D002302001
$12,000,000
UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (XM-DAC-41122)
2015-12-22 - 2019-12-31
Operational
Country / region • Africa, regional (34.00%)
• America, regional (33.00%)
• Asia, regional (33.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Infectious disease control (12250) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Children's issues (principal objective)
• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Disability (significant objective)
Description and results

Description

Through this project, GAC will support the implementation of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)’s Endgame Strategic Plan for 2013-2019, which provides a global roadmap to eradicate polio by 2019. Specifically, the project will contribute to achieving: 1) increased capacity of targeted national governments to detect and interrupt poliovirus transmission and more rapidly respond to new outbreaks; 2) strengthened national immunization systems and withdrawal of oral polio vaccines, particularly, particularly in endemic countries; 3) certification and containment of polio viruses by 2019; and 4) strengthened national health systems through mainstreaming polio assets and infrastructure into broader health programs. Activities will include working with targeted governments to strengthen oral polio vaccine and inactivated polio vaccine campaign safety and quality, preparing country offices for improved outbreak responses, providing technical assistance to front-line workers, engaging communities with a new communication strategy to identify and reach missed children, and work with governments to transition polio assets and infrastructure to broader health goals. Annual amounts fundraised by the Rotary Foundation of Canada will be matched by DFATD on a 2:1 ratio, up to a maximum of $12 million. The Rotary Foundation of Canada is a chapter of Rotary International, one of the GPEI’s core partners. The GPEI is a partnership between UNICEF, the World Health Organization, the US 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.

Expected results

The expected results for this project are: 1) increased capacity of targeted national governments to detect and interrupt poliovirus transmission and more rapidly respond to new outbreaks; 2) strengthened national immunization systems and withdrawal of oral polio vaccines, particularly, particularly in endemic countries; 3) certification and containment of polio viruses by 2019; and 4) strengthened national health systems through mainstreaming polio assets and infrastructure into broader health programs.

Financials

Financials


Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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Related information

Related information

Support to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative - Related information
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