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Community Health Workers
CORE Group Polio Project
Why Polio Eradication?
• 350,000 Global Cases Annually in 1988
• 58,000 Cases in the United States in 1952
• After Small P...
Nigeria Polio Survivor
Nigeria Polio Survivor
Polio Survivor
Current CGPP country
Past CGPP country
647
2,710
335
4,296
1,238
9,226 community mobilizers in five countries
Nigeria 647
Angola 2,710
South Sudan 900 Community Volunteers
Kano Nigeria
Ethiopian 3,000
India 1,238 Community Mobilizers
Kenya and Somalia 600 Proposed
Why CHWs?
• Link to the community
• Cost effective
• Sustainable
• Trainable
• Available
• Effective
What do they do?
• Newborn and pregnant women tracking
• Social mobilization
• Campaign support
• Community health educati...
The Secretariat Model
• Coordinating with the government health
system from the community to the national
level
• Coordina...
Our Progress Against Polio
Outreach Vaccination in South Sudan
More Work to do
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  1. 1. Community Health Workers CORE Group Polio Project
  2. 2. Why Polio Eradication? • 350,000 Global Cases Annually in 1988 • 58,000 Cases in the United States in 1952 • After Small Pox Eradication it appeared to be an achievable goal • Devastating Lifelong disability
  3. 3. Nigeria Polio Survivor
  4. 4. Nigeria Polio Survivor
  5. 5. Polio Survivor
  6. 6. Current CGPP country Past CGPP country 647 2,710 335 4,296 1,238 9,226 community mobilizers in five countries
  7. 7. Nigeria 647
  8. 8. Angola 2,710
  9. 9. South Sudan 900 Community Volunteers
  10. 10. Kano Nigeria
  11. 11. Ethiopian 3,000
  12. 12. India 1,238 Community Mobilizers
  13. 13. Kenya and Somalia 600 Proposed
  14. 14. Why CHWs? • Link to the community • Cost effective • Sustainable • Trainable • Available • Effective
  15. 15. What do they do? • Newborn and pregnant women tracking • Social mobilization • Campaign support • Community health education • Vaccination status tracking • Outreach vaccination coordination • Advocacy • Surveillance
  16. 16. The Secretariat Model • Coordinating with the government health system from the community to the national level • Coordinating the collaboration of NGO partners, UN Agencies and the government
  17. 17. Our Progress Against Polio
  18. 18. Outreach Vaccination in South Sudan
  19. 19. More Work to do

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