Gender, Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV), Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV), Research
Coffee with Polio Experts: Carolyn Sein, WHO
Carolyn Sein, Technical Officer for the GPEI programme, talks to us about circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses, and the important differences between oral polio vaccine, and inactivated polio vaccine.
Twenty years ago, Thongbotho Mphoyakgosi, wanted to be a social worker. “But fate had me here,” she laughs, as she gestures to her surroundings at the National Health Laboratory, in Botswana’s capital city, Gaborone.
60-year-old Raquelina Mazuze is proud of her contribution to the fight against polio as a social mobilizer in her native Mozambique.
From the field: polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan
In the polio eradication programme, women are forces to be reckoned with. They play important and integral roles at all levels of the programme. We got the perspectives of four women from WHO EMRO who tap into digital innovations to shape decision-making
At the workshops, women health workers were the chief guests while everyone else had one job: to listen.
Seventh meeting of the Regional Subcommittee for Polio Eradication and Outbreaks - 28 February 2023