Community Conversations on Vaccines Episode 9: Future Policy and Practice + Vaccines
Rubina Qasim and Dr. Ariel Frisancho consider how to build vaccine equity and trust through community-centered policies and inclusive health systems.
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.
Rubina Qasim, an assistant professor at the Institute of Nursing & Midwifery, Dow University Health Sciences in Pakistan, and Dr. Ariel Frisancho, country director of the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) in Peru, consider the future and how policymakers can build trust and equitable access to vaccines to promote healthy communities. Rubina shares her research and successful approaches to addressing vaccine myths and misinformation among the Pashtun community in Pakistan. Ariel observes community experiences with COVID-19 and routine immunization in Peru and the implications for global health policy. Vince Blaser and Francesca Montalto join Rubina and Ariel to discuss community-centered policy changes needed, including more inclusive health systems to boost vaccine acceptance and demand.
Connect With Our Guests
- CMMB COVID-19 Response
- We can’t fight the next pandemic with handouts and charity to poor nations (Miami Herald)
- Drug companies urged to share vaccine tech, make vaccines in poor nations (Crux)
- The future of global health (Catholic Health USA Podcast)
- The free market alone will not vaccinate the world (America Magazine)
- CMMB South Sudan Vaccination Campaign