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Scenario: What would you do?

In this article, you are asked to imagine a scenario where you are a public health specialist in a remote rural area and respond accordingly.
Two men face a large crowd outdoors. One man is seated on a mat. the other stands. All wear traditional Muslim clothing.
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Imagine this scenario

You have been appointed as a public health specialist in a remote rural area, where civil unrest has recently increased. It has complicated providing even basic health services, such as polio immunization. The immunization rate for other diseases is also very low. There are rumors circulating that the polio vaccine is a part of a strategy by the government to sterilize children in their ethnic group.

What would you do in this scenario to increase community engagement?

To help you formulate your response to this scenario, consider these points from the lecture:

Please take a moment to share your thoughts in the discussion.

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