Health
 India
Project #1664

Stop the polio outbreak in India

by The Rotary Foundation, Rotary International

Summary

This project provides funding for essential social mobilization items needed to conduct high-quality polio immunization in India including media, posters, advertisements and volunteer caps and aprons.
$419,582
total goal
$417,827
remaining
20
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

While most areas of India are today polio-free, a new outbreak centered in and around the Moradabad district, western Uttar Pradesh, is increasing the risk of further national and international spread of polio. Specific actions are being taken to urgently address the outbreak, including conducting large-scale polio immunization activities. To be successful, social mobilization tools are needed. These tools are provided by PolioPlus Partners.

Solution

COMMUNICATE when and where polio immunization activities will occur with advertisements, media and posters. IDENTIFY health workers and volunteers with caps and aprons. REWARD children and parents with incentives to encourage participation.

Long-Term Impact

The project will help educate millions of Indian families on how to protect their children from contracting polio, and will provide essential tools to thousands of volunteers and health workers to conduct high-quality polio immunization activities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.rotary.org/​foundation/​polioplus/​partners/​information.html
PolioPlus Partners Web site
Global Polio Eradication Initiative Web site
PolioPlus Partners Brochure
The Rotary Foundation Annual Report 2005-06

Organization Information

The Rotary Foundation, Rotary International

Location: Evanston, Illinois - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.rotary.org/​polio
Project Leader:
Veronica Gonzalez
Business Process Supervisor
Evanston, Illinois United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 20 donors like you, a total of $1,755 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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