ODK being used in Somalia to help vaccinate 726,000 children from polio


(Yaw Anokwa) #1

Somalia is conducting a focused polio vaccination activity in Banadir and Lower and Middle Shabelle regions and ODK is being used to provide accurate, timely, and comprehensive information about vaccination activities.

You can read the write up at http://www.emro.who.int/som/somalia-news/somalia-to-conduct-second-round-of-focused-polio-vaccination-activity-in-banadir-and-lower-and-middle-shabelle-regions.html and I've included a snippet below.

A second round of polio vaccination was launched at a ceremony today chaired by the Somali Federal Ministry of Health, with the participation of WHO and UNICEF. The campaign will run up until 4 February and aims to reach more than 726,000 children under five years of age in accessible areas of Banadir, Lower and Middle Shabelle regions.
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The round will be supported by around 3,500 personnel including vaccinators, social mobilizers, monitors and supervisors. To help provide accurate, timely, and comprehensive information about vaccination activities, Open Data Kit (ODK) mobile data collection tools have been developed and will be put to use. More than 200 supervisors and monitors have been trained on the data collection platform.

@ln and I have been helping with this effort remotely and it's been amazing to see how all the work this community has done improving ODK continues to make a real difference in the field.