Understanding Barriers to Polio Eradication in Uttar Pradesh (Executed by EPOS India Pvt. Ltd.)

Country: 
India
Region: 
Area of competence: 
Health Facilities and Services
Start of Project: 
06/2002
End of Project: 
11/2002
Staff-month: 
18
Partner Organisations: 
-
Description of Project: 

The research study was to identify barriers and understanding the specific contexts to barriers that allow target children (and particularly children under 2 years of age) to be missed during SIAs in Uttar Pradesh. To suggest concrete strategies for overcoming barriers to increase oral polio vaccine coverage in area with high levels of unreached children.  The study included developing survey instruments for measuring prevalence of barriers / resistance to accepting polio vaccines which would emerge out of the qualitative research instruments.

Description of Services: 

• Identify and train the investigators for data collection
• Collection of data
• Data entry and analysis of the data collected
• Final report