In 2015 AFENET received funding from CDC to implement a five year cooperative agreement called National Stop Transmission of Polio (NSTOP) initiative supporting polio eradication in Africa. Currently in its third year of implementation, the Cooperative agreement has several projects based in different Sub Saharan African countries. The purpose of the project is to contribute to general immunization system strengthening and capacity building in the African region with a focus on polio eradication, routine immunization strengthening, and new vaccine introduction and strengthening of disease surveillance.
1. NSTOP Nigeria
NSTOP Nigeria was established to provide Nigeria with high quality and culturally competent technical field support staff in polio high-risk areas to implement the National Polio Eradication Emergency Plan (NPEEP), PEI accountability framework and strengthen routine immunization.
Nigeria Malaria Frontline Project
Designed and modelled after the lessons learned from NSTOP, this project is piloted in the two states of Kano and Zamfara states with the objective of strengthening malaria elimination initiatives.
Nigeria DHIS-2 Project
This project was piloted in Kano state in 2014 with eventual scale up to all the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory by December, 2017. The DHIS 2 project aims to strengthen Routine Immunization data management through timely collection, collation and reporting, analysis and use for decision making.
2. NSTOP Uganda
3. GHSA Uganda
4. Polio Outbreak response- Somalia and Madagascar
5. NSTOP South Sudan
6. Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS)- Kenya
7. Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS)- Homabay Kenya
8. Data Improvement Teams - Uganda
9. The Zambia Civil Registry and Vital Statistics & Immunization Project
10. Strengthening Technical Assistance for Routine Immunization Training (START) – Kenya
11. DRC Pilot study on a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) detection of measles and rubella infection and immunity
12. Data Quality project Kenya
13. Data Systems Assessment in South Sudan