Identifying the most cost-effective way to large scale vaccination in rural Bangladesh

  • Islam, Asadul (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Jayasuriya, Sisira (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Shimul, Shafiun (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Kim, Hyuncheol (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Pakrashi, Debayan (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Sim, Armand (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

ADB has contracted Asad & Sisira directly and paid to their personal bank account. (due to time constraint) Now they want to transfer the money to their own research account (if consultancy) under Monash. Or there may be a need to create new research funds if these turned out to be research income by MRO. 

The awarded amount (USD16,995 x 2) is for a pilot study which is much lower than the main project budgets attached. Sisira is engaged a little later than Asad. ADB will provide more funding to fund other components of the project in future.  Sisira is unable to provide the signed letter, only the email offer and a print screen of his ADB account.

The proposed project will focus on delivering the following two outcomes:
1.Outcome 1: Understanding the barriers that prevent widespread vaccination and finding the strategy that will work best for the rural communities which have limited awareness, education levels, cultural barriers and remain steeped in misconceptions;
2.Outcome 2: Increased adoption rates of the publicly available free vaccines among the targeted beneficiaries in a cost-effective manner.
Effective start/end date17/09/2131/12/21