Core Group Polio Project intervention in Daratole Woreda

Daratole Woreda is one of the 5 woredas of Dollo Zone of Somali Regional State operating core group polio project and 45 km away from warder Town with islam in spiritual practice among the population in the woreda and the Woreda have 9Kebeles administration/ lower Ethiopia Government administrative structure and 7 health facility while 5 of them are providing routine immunization and total 22 community voluntaries are active  working these CVs were trained by OWDA on immunization and community based surveillance.

Success story: Ubah Hasen Nur is a 37 years old mother having 5 children (3 female and 2 male), she is living and residing in karkar kabele in Daratole woreda and her life’s depend on pastoral life ,she has 23 goat and one donkey and she was not  vaccinated her three children in routine immunization before  when community voluntaries come to her house and they give health education  related problem of  disease which can cause death, dis-ability  and blindness and they informed her to visit  nearest health facility and she visited karkar health post and health workers displayed 10 vaccine preventable disease and their vaccine(antigens) She Started to Vaccinate her two children under one year and herself while three children passed age of  RI vaccination, after that she started awareness raising on vaccination to her neighboring families and she linked to health post around 23 children and 15 PW in her whom were not vaccinated  before and she appreciated and thanked to community volunteers who was trained by OWDA-CGPP intervention to enhance knowledge of the community on EPI and CBS. Futher more community volunteer operating in karkar kebele makes house to house, gathering places, meeting place’s health education on EPI and surveillance this resulted strong linkage of the community residing the kebele and nearest areas of the kebele to the health posts and the parents vaccinated their children which increased the access and utilization of EPI service in karkar health post of Daratole woreda, Somali regional state.

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