The first National Immunization Days (NIDs) of 2008 in India have been completed in all areas. Special focus was placed on supporting the activity in the defined high risk blocks of Bihar. For the first time, senior state and district officials traveled to access-compromised areas to support the campaigns there. High quality social mobilization activities are vital to the success of these immunization activities.
Project requests for funding are submitted in Indian Rupee (INR). Due to fluctuating exchange rates, there is a revised budget. In addition, UNICEF & the Government of India have recently sponsored the polio eradication messages of the celebrities in the electronic and print media. The request for media has been deleted from the project budget.
India continues to conduct large scale immunization activities. Ten more polio cases have been reported, 2 cases of from Bihar & 8 cases from Uttar Pradesh. The total polio case count in 2007 is 139 as on August 10, 2007.
The PolioPlus Partners program has over US$2 million in project requests from the India National PolioPlus Committee to support social mobilization activities taking place through June 2008. These volunteers are working on the front lines of the battle against polio. They organize volunteers and go door-to-door to deliver the vaccine, inform parents about the need for vaccine and how to get it, and put the drops into children's mouths. In order to be successful, they need tools that require additional funding. These tools are provided through the PolioPlus Partners program.
Project requests for funding are submitted in Indian Rupee (INR). Due to fluctuating exchange rates, there is a revised project budget.
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