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Welcome to Eradication and the Challenge of Reaching the Last 1%

In this video, Aditi Rao introduces the section on "Eradication and the Challenge of Reaching the Last 1%" (Step 5.10)
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SPEAKER: ?] Hello, everyone. My name is [INAUDIBLE]. I am a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Welcome to the module on Health Equity and Social Justice. In today’s lecture, we will be diving into the importance of politics and how it shapes public-health agenda setting, and discuss challenges and strategies for delivering public-health programs, such as the polio-eradication initiative to populations that are most vulnerable and often the hardest to reach. Finally, we will review theoretical frameworks that will allow us to identify underlying factors that cause and perpetuate health inequity, as well as activities to confront and address these gaps. Thank you for joining us today.

Aditi Rao, MSPH
Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Having now developed an understanding of processes and considerations in planning and managing a global disease control program from previous lectures, discussions, and readings in this course, we will now explore the impact of the polio eradication in the parts of the world with the final remaining pockets of disease.

  • What do you think might be some of the challenges in reaching the last 1%?
  • What are some advantages of succeeding at reaching the last 1%, beyond simply that polio will be eradicated?

Post your thoughts in the discussion section.

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