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Table 3 Types of barriers identified in GPEI program implementation in Afghanistan and Nigeria

From: Conflict, community, and collaboration: shared implementation barriers and strategies in two polio endemic countries

Type of barriers Number (percent) of total barriers identified
(n = 513 respondents)
(n = 921 respondents)
External Setting 550 (.690) 984 (.383)
Process of Implementation 101 (.127) 516 (.201)
Individual 68 (.085) 449 (.175)
Organizational 39 (.049) 330 (.128)
GPEI Program Design 39 (.049) 291 (.113)
Total Barriers Identified 797 2570
  1. Abbreviations: GPEI Global Polio Eradication Initiative
  2. Individual = Characteristics of individuals of those associated with the organization involved in polio eradication activities
  3. Organizational = Organizational settings and factors related to your organization supporting the polio eradication program
  4. GPEI Program Design = Polio eradication program characteristics and the activity (ies) used towards eradication polio
  5. Process of Implementation = Process of conducting the activities ie.g. how the activity was implemented, including the planning, execution strategies, reflection and evaluation of activities or adjustmenets made ot the plan
  6. External setting = political, economic, social, technological or environmental settings in which the program operated