Hard-to-reach areas and long commutes? Challenge accepted
To reach every last child, health workers sometimes travel on motorcycles and walk for hours to deliver the all-important life-saving vaccines. On the frontlines of the polio programme, health workers protect millions of children.
Health workers are the beating heart of every health system and the majority - seventy percent worldwide - are women. Meet Noora, Zainab and Feriha, who deliver polio vaccine to communities against formidable odds.
To end polio we must overcome gender barriers and support equality everywhere.
Meet WHO’s Dr Faten Kamel, who has spent close to 25 years outsmarting the virus in the Middle East, Horn of Africa and Central Asia.
In Kandahar, women polio workers open doors of hope.
Gender-disaggregated data drives progress in Nigeria’s polio eradication programme.
A series on the ‘plus’ in PolioPlus: preventing other diseases