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  • Sabin Vaccine Institute's Community Conversations on Vaccines podcast series explores the topic of vaccines and immunization, targeting an audience of global health policymakers and influencers, through conversations with health workers, other immunization professionals, researchers and journalists from low- and middle-income countries.
    2021 Sabin Vaccine Institute
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  • May 3 2022

    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 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. Rubina and Ariel discuss community-centered policy changes needed, including more inclusive health systems to boost vaccine acceptance and demand.

    With special guests:

    Rubina Qasim, Assistant Professor, Institute of Nursing & Midwifery, Dow University of Health Sciences and Dr. Ariel Frisancho, Country Director, Catholic Medical Mission Board Peru

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    31 mins
  • Apr 19 2022

    Dr. Caroline Aura, a research scientist at the University of Nairobi, Kenya and Sabin Behavioral and Research Grant program partner, and Yael Berman, a fact-checking reporter for AFP in Brazil, highlight the challenges associated with addressing vaccine misinformation in communities. Dr. Caroline talks about her new research that examines government and health system trust, while Yael shares how the infodemic has impacted her fact-checking and debunking work.

    With special guests:

    Dr. Caroline Aura, Research Scientist, University of Nairobi and Yael Berman, Fact-Checking Reporter, AFP

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    28 mins
  • Apr 5 2022

    Amid war and humanitarian crises across South and Southeast Asia and a recent military coup in Sudan, Dr. Jaya Shreedhar, a health media advisor from India, and Mohamed Modber, a nurse and advocate in Sudan, 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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    30 mins

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