Extension Phase II of Polio Demonstration Project in Killa Abdullah Chaman
The substantial findings from the past MCCP-II project and increasing number of cutaneous leishmaniasis cases reported in District Killa Abdullah, The Aga Khan University with its partner Trust for Vaccines & Immunization conducted a project: “The strategy to enhance routine immunization and IPV in high risk union councils of District Killa Abdullah in Balochistan and additionally to provide treatment for the most prevalent disease Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in children and adults in the district through establishing health clinics at existing Government Health Facilities in most neglected, endemic areas in district Killa Abdullah, Baluchistan.
A community based KAP (Knowledge, Attitude and Practices) survey for polio and its immunization is also conducted under this grant. The study conducted in the polio high risk areas of Pishin (Balochistan) and Bajaur Agency (FATA).
A mixed-method approach (both qualitative and quantitative techniques to collect the firsthand data) was implemented to address the study objectives through a cross-sectional survey. A quantitative method was used for KAP survey whereas a qualitative method was used to explore the perception and behavior of the target population. The target population of this survey was mothers and fathers of children less than five years of age in the selected study sites.