About Core Group Polio Project (CGPP)

General Information


Project Title: Core Group Polio Project (CGPP)
sub-partner(s): Organization for Welfare and Development in Action  (OWDA)
Cooperative agreement number:
Period of implementation: October 17, 2017 – September 29, 2022
Submission Date: September 12, 2017
Name & contact address of the COP:


Mr. moha

P.O.Box:  1502


E-mail: mohamedak@owdaeth.org

Office Tel: 01115537041

jigjiga office, Ethiopia

General Objective

The overall objective of the Project is to contribute towards the National Polio Eradication Initiative in Dollo and Shebelle Zone of Somali Region and prevent importation and circulation of Wild Polio Virus from neighbouring countries.

Specific Objectives

The OWDA Polio Project aimed at contributing to the attainment of the following objectives in 5 Woredas of Dollo & Shebelle Zone of Somali Regional States through CORE Group Ethiopia:

To strengthen effective partnerships between Government, PVOs, NGOs, bilateral and multilateral agencies at respective levels in order to share experiences and avoid duplication of efforts,

To establish and strengthen Community Based Surveillance (CBS) on Acute Flaccid Paralysis,

To ensure implementation of quality polio SIAs through community involvement,

To improve newborn tracking system to enhance polio birth dose coverage,

To improve documentation and utilization of immunization and surveillance data at local level,

To strengthen cross border collaboration activities towards polio eradication between cross border districts


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