CDC Awards DB International Task Order that Supports WHO Polio Eradication Initiative
DB Consulting Group, Inc., was awarded an international task order by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For the project, DB will provide technical support to the CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Emergency Operations Center in Luanda, Angola.
For the project, DB will work closely with the CDC’s Vaccine Preventable Disease Eradication and Elimination Branch to support the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Global Polio Eradication Initiative. DB will provide technical support to priority countries with endemic or reestablished transmission of wild polio virus to intensify their efforts to eradicate polio by December 2012. Additionally, DB will:
Review the current data management systems for acute flaccid paralysis and measles surveillance, routine and supplemental campaign data, and vaccine stock management, and ensure they comply with current WHO data management tools.
Conduct supportive supervision and other field visit activities.
Develop and conduct trainings and follow-up activities to build the skill sets of WHO and ministry staff and improve data quality at national and sub-national level.
Ensure that current analysis outputs cover key WHO indicators for acute flaccid paralysis, measles, Integrated Disease Surveillance, Response ( IDSR), and routine immunization.
Collaborate with partner agencies to support data management and analysis for action including communications data and independent monitoring data.
Conduct regular analysis of key polio and measles indicators and provide feedback to WHO and other partners on current performance.
Establish, attend, and serve on a data harmonization committee between the IDSR, measles lab, Ministry of Health (MOH)/EPI and WHO to meet on a monthly basis to harmonize measles data and results.