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Your Perspective: Polio Strategy and Action Survey


Your Perspective: Polio Strategy and Action Survey

To: The Drum Beat Network participants in Nigeria, Pakistan, Afghanistan and India

As someone who has communication, media, development expertise and interests we are very interested in your perspectives on the strengths, weaknesses, challenges and opportunities for increasing the effectiveness of polio communication. Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey:

The Communication Initiative is involved with other agencies in a series of polio communication reviews. These are designed to provide positive, critical feedback that support improving the effectiveness of polio communication activities.

To inform our contributions to this polio communication review process we would welcome your critical insight, analysis and perspective on present polio communication strategies and activities. We are seeking reflections and ideas from people in this network whether you are directly involved or not in polio action. Both perspectives are important.

Please do contribute to this process by completing the survey at

Your submissions will be in complete confidence. No names or other identifying information will be associated with any of the responses.

Please do take a few minutes to share your perspectives at

The results from the inputs of all respondents will inform the ongoing polio communication review efforts.

With many thanks for taking 10 to 15 minutes to complete this survey.

Best wishes - Warren

Warren Feek Executive Director The Communication Initiative

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Hi Everyone, Apologies to

Hi Everyone,

Apologies to those of you who received this directly but in case you didn't get it I thought you'd be interested in the most recent call for papers from the Polio Research Committee. Note the deadline is September 15.


From: polioresearch [] Sent: September-03-13 6:48 AM To: undisclosed-recipients: Subject: The Polio Research Committee’s call for proposals - September 2013

The Polio Research Committee’s call for proposals

Research proposals that support the Polio Eradication & Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018 may be submitted for review and funding recommendation to the Polio Research Committee (PRC). Preference will be given to proposals developed by GPEI partner agencies and their research collaborators. However, other institutions may also submit a proposal if it addresses our priorities.

The current PRC current priority is to generate data supporting first two objectives of the Polio Eradication & Endgame Strategic Plan 2013 - 2018:

I. Detection and interruption of all poliovirus transmission • Assess the feasibility and impact of IPV use in campaigns in infected and endemic areas • Enhance monitoring of quality of polio vaccination campaigns in security compromised areas • Evaluate innovative methods for enhancing AFP/environmental surveillance in high risk areas for poliovirus importation • Assess innovative methods to increase community acceptance of polio vaccination

II. Strengthening of immunization systems and withdrawal of oral polio vaccine • Explore communication strategies for IPV introduction into routine immunization • Develop affordable IPV options (i.e. intradermal IPV administration techniques, adjuvants, new noninfectious IPV strains)

If you have a proposal to submit, please send it by emailing the completed application form [MS Word] to The application deadline for the current round is 15 September 2013. In order to be considered, applicants must turn in a complete research proposal by the deadline. Applications that are incomplete or have missing parts will not be considered. If the proposal is considered to meet our priority, the proposal will be forwarded to the Committee for their consideration.

Refer to detailed guidelines with information on how to prepare a proposal for the PRC submission.

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