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Community Conversations on Vaccines, Episode 7

Human Rights + Equity + Vaccines


Dr. Jaya Shreedhar and Mohamed Modber discuss the impact of human rights on vaccine equity and acceptance.

Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Community Conversations on Vaccines, presented by Immunization Advocates, explores issues related to vaccines and immunization in low- and middle-income countries through discussions with close-to-community professionals, including health workers, journalists and researchers.

Amid war and humanitarian crises across South and Southeast Asia and a recent military coup in Sudan, we are joined by Dr. Jaya Shreedhar, a health media advisor at Internews from India, and Mohamed Modber, a nurse and advocate in Sudan. Vince Blaser and Francesca Montalto join Jaya and Mohamed to discuss vaccine equity and acceptance challenges in these settings and consider the support that health workers and journalists need to have the security, safety and tools to address vaccine access and demand.

Full transcript (English)

Connect With Our Guests

Connect with Jaya on Twitter @blinknot, and learn more about Internews’ partnership with Immunization Advocates, including dialogues through its Health Journalism Network and its Let’s Talk Vaccines, a free course to help journalists translate the language of vaccine science and the promise of vaccine access into compelling human stories.

Connect with Mohamed on Twitter @Mohamed_Modber and via the Nursing Now Challenge – Sabin Immunization Advocacy Champions. Learn more about his work in vaccine advocacy and research: