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Reaching Special Populations: Marginalized Populations, Health Services, and Refusals

In this lecture, Svea Closser describes the usefulness of communication programs and campaigns that provided information and services beyond polio.

Svea Closser, MPH, PhD Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Reflect on this quote from the lecture:

“Our volunteers in villages distributed bed nets and nutrition materials to children who are suffering from nutrition through this system, in southern areas for the encouragement, we give nutrition materials to those who bring their children for vaccination, after the vaccination the vaccinators give a package of nutrition materials to them, and it is effective in some areas …”
—Polio worker, Afghanistan

Do you think such as effort would be enough to address the entrenched problems of mistrust and legacies of marginalization, at least enough to overcome vaccine hesitancy? Why or why not?

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

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