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EMPHNET Holds Preparatory Meeting for its Demand Creation Project for Implementing Activities that Strengthen Polio Eradication Services in Afghanistan
    EMPHNET Holds Preparatory Meeting for its Demand Creation Project for Implementing Activities that Strengthen Polio Eradication Services in Afghanistan
    March 22, 2016   |  Jordan

    In Amman, Jordan, EMPHNET held a preparatory meeting between February 28 and 29, 2016 for its Demand Creation Project. The project aims to implement activities to strengthen routine immunization and polio eradication services in Afghanistan, and it is part of EMPHNET’s Routine Immunization and Polio Eradication Program.

    The meeting was a discussion held between EMPHNET’s team, Afghanistan CDC team, and members of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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    During the two-day meeting, attendees discussed key issues related to the project. These issues included the MoPH/IRB’s   requirements for the said project, the preparation for EMPHNET’s field visit to Afghanistan, the translation of project material needed in different Afghani dialects, and the assignment of responsibilities to project team members.

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    The meeting also saw the development of project study tools, questionnaires and training materials for the Training of Trainers (ToTs) activity to be implemented as part of the project. In addition, attendees agreed on district selection for project implementation in Afghanistan and strategies for collecting information that is to be used for sending mobile messages during the intervention.