GPEI Requirements 2016-2019
As of April 2016, the 2016-2019 GPEI budget estimates are US$ 3.864 billion for the major cost categories of the four objectives of the Strategic Plan. The budgets for each of Objective are overseen by the GPEI’s various oversight and management groups.
(all figures in the below table and graphic in US$ millions)
Financial Requirements by Objective
In the last quarter of 2015, the GPEI undertook a major financial planning and budget revision process for the period 2016-2019. It included aligning the major cost categories with the four objectives of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan: (1) polio virus detection and interruption; (2) immunization systems strengthening and oral polio vaccine (OPV) withdrawal, (3) containment and certification, and (4) transition planning. For a description of each budget category, please see the full FRR document.
Financial Requirements for Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan
When the Strategic Plan was developed and launched, there were three endemic countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria. Although Nigeria was removed from the list of endemic countries in 2015, it still has two more years of intense vaccination and surveillance activities before certification of no wild poliovirus. In these countries, the polio programmes are operating under National Emergency Action Plans, overseen in each instance by the respective head of state, and supported by tailored, locally-driven approaches to unique operational challenges. All three countries work with donors and the GPEI partners to ensure their programmes are fully funded. The estimated total cost for the three countries is US$ 1.55 billion for the 2016-2019 period, representing 41% of the US$ 3.86 billion budget.