Supplementary pulse polio immunization program: an experience from Ground zero

Authors

  • Abel K. Samuel Johnson Post Graduate Trainees, Department of Community Medicine, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry
  • Vishnu Prasad R Post Graduate Trainees, Department of Community Medicine, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry
  • Parthasarathy R Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College & Hospital, Siruvachur, Perambalur-621 113, T.N.
  • Zile Singh HOD, Department of Community Medicine, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-2156.IntJSciRep20150899

Keywords:

Immunization, Pulse polio, Monitoring

Abstract

Independent polio immunization campaign monitoring is carried out to assess the quality and impact of supplementary immunization activities. It is critical in guiding any necessary mid-course corrections if gaps or problems are found. The need of the hour is to maintain this status by continuing the immunization activities without any discrimination based on caste, creed, sect, state or religion. It was a great sight to witness the Polio workers in the interiors of the country doing a great job to make INDIA proud and continue as a POLIO ELIMINATED COUNTRY. All the credit goes to these workers who tirelessly cycles and walks withstanding the rain and sun that made India a POLIO FREE country. Objective of this article is to highlight some of the observations by a WHO external monitor posted in a District of Tamilnadu.

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Author Biography

Abel K. Samuel Johnson, Post Graduate Trainees, Department of Community Medicine, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry

Final year Post  Graduate Student, Department of Community Medicine, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences.

References

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Progress toward interruption of wild poliovirus transmission - worldwide, January 2011-March 2012. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2012;61:353-7.

Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Polio this week - 18 July, 2012. Available at: http://www.polioeradication.org/Dataandmonitoring/Poliothisweek.aspx. Accessed 3 March 2015.

Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Polio campaign monitoring, 2015. Available at: http://www.polioeradication.org/Dataandmonitoring/Poliocampaignmonitoring.aspx#sthash.6cqfNHYb.dpuf. Accessed 3 March 2015.

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Published

2015-10-03

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Letter to the Editor