Program Detail

Pulse Polio Awareness Program

Pulse Polio Awareness Program aimed to immunize children through improved social mobilization, plan mop-up operations in areas where polio virus has almost disappeared. The sheath anchor of the programme lies in active community participation by way of creating mass awareness & motivating the people for immunizing the target children (below five years) during the PPI days. Several channels of communication have been utilized for disseminating the information such as television, radio, newspaper, local announce­ments using public address system besides home visits by health workers, anganwadi work­ers, local volunteers etc. The effectiveness of this programme can be known by assessing the awareness of the people regard­ing polio and the activities for polio eradication. Lessons learn from such a program would enable program managers and policy makers in formulating strategic plans for future eradi­cation of other diseases. The present study aims at assessing awareness of the people regard­ing polio and PPI activities.

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