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Social Mobilization Network - an overview
DescriptionOn 27 March 2014, after three years without any polio case, India was officially certified polio free. India’s incredible achievement was the result of strong leadership and commitment of the Government of India and core polio partners: UNICEF, WHO, Rotary International and US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CORE and donors such as Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID and Japan. Ultimately, it was the determination by all to reach every single child and community ownership that has kept India polio free. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) polio program focuses on reaching the most vulnerable, migrant, mobile, underserved and marginalized children in high risk and hard to reach communities. UNICEF’s Social Mobilization Network (SMNet) with over 7,300 community mobilizers and around 55,000 influencers have worked tirelessly to make India polio free. Every national polio round, the SMNet reaches 2.2 million children in some 3 million households. In 2014, transit vaccination teams vaccinated 100,000 children on trains and over 2.5 million children at festivals. In the post certification era, UNICEF continues to work closely with the Government and other partners to maintain zero polio and boost immunity through routine immunization, polio vaccination and other convergent health initiatives.
DetailsPdf File, 2 Pages
Date Created 12-Jan-2016
Categories Underserved Strategy, Mobile & Migrant Strategy, Media & Advocacy, Convergence
OfficeNew Delhi
File Type PDF
File Size 0.22 MB