Community Conversations on Vaccines Episode 7: Human Rights + Equity + Vaccines
Dr. Jaya Sheedhar and Mohamed Mober 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 on-the-ground professionals in those communities, 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.
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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.