The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in cooperation with World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, evaluated the Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) program to assess the program's impact on polio eradication efforts, on other programs beyond Global Polio Eradication Initiative, and to identify near term opportunities. The program aims primarily to strengthen frontline polio eradication initiatives and immunization efforts by adding short-term capacity, building long-term capacity of country staff, and offering a training platform for volunteers to build public health experience to be brought back to their organizations or countries.
As a result of the evaluation, STOP has a better sense of strengths and weaknesses of current program processes and has identified several areas for operational improvement and a set of measures to understand the impact of the program on polio eradication efforts.
Report Title: Global Evaluation of STOP
Agency Sponsor: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Contact: Thomas Chapel, 404-639-2116
Performer: McKinsey & Company
Record ID: 10198 (May 31, 2013)